OVPRDE, IPMD teach Patent Drafting to researchers in seminar-workshop

Monday April 1,2019

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To ensure the protection of the rights of the university’s researchers when it comes to their work, a seminar-workshop on patent drafting was organized by the Bicol University’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension (OVPRDE), through the Intellectual Property Management Division (IPMD), last 13 and 14 March 2019 at the HERRC Amphitheatre of the BU East Campus in Legazpi City.

Conducted through the cooperation of the IPM-BDO Project, the said seminar was aimed at instilling knowledge on intellectual property and patency to the university’s researchers, so that their they can be properly credited for the innovative results of their research work.

On the first day, the activity began with BU’s VPRDE Prof. Ronnel R. Dioneda Sr.’s opening remarks where he welcomed the participants of the seminar. BU President Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas was also present in the gathering and expressed his utmost support during his message.

“The more patents we produce, the more that our research investments and endeavours provide economic impact –including benefits to society with a valid return to the national investment made in basic discovery science,” stated Dr. Mascariñas.

“I enjoin everyone today to seriously take stock of this event with a single-minded goal to fully understand the intricacies of patents and its great significance to our University’s growth and development,” added the University President.

After the BU President’s address, the introduction of the participants and the overview of the activities were given by BU-IPMD Director Engr. Christopher O. Pacardo. Then, the subject of ‘Patent Searching and Technology’ was discussed by IPMD technical staff member Mr. Christian L. Baiño.

In the afternoon, IPMD technical staff member Mr. Richard B. Colasito gave the participants the ‘Introduction to Patent Drafting’, which included the test novelty, inventive step and industrial use, and invention spotting.

The seminar-workshop was done with an interactive approach as the facilitators and participants join in workshops and presentations of outputs. The first day of the training concluded after the presentation of results by the participants (per college).

On the second day of the seminar, IPMD technical staff member Ms. Zaira G. Bataller taught about ‘Claim Drafting’. She was later joined by Mr. Richard B. Colasito for the discussion on the process of patent drafting. Their topic delved particularly on the steps of patent drafting, claim drafting, and specification drafting.

Just like on the first day, each discussion was promptly followed by a workshop for the participants’ in-depth learning.