SalinLohiya 2022: Intellectual Property Amidst The Pandemic

| Written by UPM TTBDO


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