The UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM-TTBDO) held the 3rd iteration of SalinLohiya via Zoom Webinar last December 9, 2022 as part of the Science and Technology Week. With the theme “Intellectual Property Amidst the Pandemic”, the event highlighted the significant role of intellectual property in advancing research and development.
A message from UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla kicked off the event with a truly inspirational message that highlighted how the University responded swiftly to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the importance of intellectual property in cultivating a culture of continuous innovation.
The series of talks began with an Introduction to Intellectual Property delivered by Assistant Professor Ma. Liezel V. Bumanglag of Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, a former Senior IP Consultant from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). Her talk was followed by a discussion on IP Infringement during the COVID Pandemic by Atty. Reggie Anne D. Pamatian of the IP Rights Enforcement Office of the IPOPHL.
Continuing the series of talks, Mr. Adrian H. Sablan, the Program Manager of the ITSO Network of the IPOPHL, discussed the topics of Technology Transfer and Commercialization. The last lecture was given by Mr. Kevin U. Facun, a Senior IP Specialist from the IP Academy of the IPOPHL who talked about the advantages and disadvantages of Patents, Utility Models, and Trade Secrets.
To close the program, Assoc. Professor Bienvenido S. Balotro, the OIC Director of the TTBDO, reiterated the important points discussed during the event and highlighted the benefits of the protection of intellectual property and the utilization of research outputs through technology transfer to the research community and the Filipino people.
As the UPM-TTBDO closes the year, SalinLohiya 2022 has increased the awareness among stakeholders about the significance of both intellectual property and technology property in advancing research by building on the foundation of IP protection and commercialization knowledge; encouraged creation of more innovative researches, promoted and raised the awareness about the office; and highlighted partnerships with other institutions that seek to push forward the advancement of IP rights in the country.
The program was attended by a total of 126 participants from the University and other research institutions.
Written by Julian S. De Lara