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554 Granted IP Certificates handed to recipients by DOST-TAPI

By: Maricon R. Avila

An awarding ceremony was hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) to personally hand over granted intellectual property (IP) certificates by the Intellectual property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to various Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Research and Development Institutes (RDIs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), High schools, and private inventors at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). October 25, 2018. The DOST-TAPI has been assisting inventors for the past decades.

TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia encouraged the recipients of IP certificates that this event will only prove that they own innovations and technologies that have IP protection. What matters next is the commercialization of their protected technologies, and DOST-TAPI is very open to assisting them further.

Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano, Director of the Bureau of Patents – IPOPHL, is the guest speaker of the program. Atty. Medrano said that the IPOPHL recognizes the DOST’s and the Institute’s support to IP protection and technology commercialization, and in bringing out the commercially viable technologies to the market through technical and financial assistance. Atty. Medrano looks forward to further partnership with DOST-TAPI.

Through the IP assistance program, the number of quality local patent filings in the Institute increased in recent years, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena stated during her closing remarks. From 2008 up to present, the institute has assisted more than 4,000 IP applications.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE DOST AND NON-DOST GRANTEES OF THE IP PROTECTION ASSISTANCE OF TAPI:

Prof. Adeline Pacia (third from right) and Dr. Adel Nemenzo (second from right) received 65 copyright of certificates for University of the Philippines Diliman. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, and TAPI Director Edgar Garcia.

Dr. Lucy Beluso (third from right) and Dr. Edna Nava (second from right) received 25 Utility Model and 36 Copyright Certificates for Capiz State University. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, and TAPI Director Edgar Garcia.

Mr. Gilbert Lonzaga (second from right) received 35 copyright certificates for PSHS Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC). In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, and TAPI Director Edgar Garcia.

Prof. Franklin Zamonte (second from right) received a Utility Model certificate for Isabela State University. In the photo (left to right): TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, and TAPI Director Edgar Garcia.

Ms. Ruth Yanga (second from right) received 3 a Utility Model certificate. In the photo (left to right): TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, and TAPI Director Edgar Garcia.

TAPI IN-HOUSE PATENT AGENTS WERE ALSO RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EFFORTS WHO WORKED HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE RESEARCHERS AND INVENTORS IN DRAFTING AND FILING OF THE TECHNOLOGIES:

Supervising SRS Mr. Caezar Angelito Arceo (third from right) was recognized by his invaluable service as the In-house Patent Agent of 21 Utility Models with an estimated total savings of Php 1.5 million for the drafting and filing of technologies granted from January 2017 to this date. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, TAPI Director Edgar Garcia, and TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay.

Engr. Janeth Cruzada-Vidal (third from right) was recognized by her invaluable service as the In-house Patent Agent of one granted Utility Model with an estimated total savings of Php 70,000 for the drafting and filing of technologies granted from January 2017 to this date. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, TAPI Director Edgar Garcia, and TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay.

Engr. Roberto Verzosa (third from right) was recognized by his invaluable service as the In-house Patent Agent of one granted Utility Model from January 2017 to this date. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, TAPI Director Edgar Garcia, and TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay.

Ms. Anna Liza B. Saet (third from right) was recognized by her invaluable service as the In-house Patent Agent of two granted Utility Model with an estimated total savings of Php 140,000 for drafting and filing for the granted technologies from January 2017 to this date. In the photo (left to right): TAPI ITSO Manager Ms. Glenda Rima, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, IPOPHL Bureau of Patents Director Atty. Lolibeth Medrano, TAPI Director Edgar Garcia, and TAPI IPRAP Manager Mr. Clifford Glenn Malaay.

In the photo: Atty. Neptali Bulilan of Sapalo Velez Bundang and Bulilan Law Offices (second from right), Atty. Bayani Loste of Fortun Narvasa and Salazar Law Offices (third from right), and Atty. Editha Hechanova of Hechanova & Co., Inc. (sixth from right) also attended the event. They are the law firms and offices providing assistance to TAPI’s clients in the preparation of patent documents and prosecution of IP applications. Officers and members of the APPI: Engr. Manolita Aurora Javate (fourth from right), Ms. Rosa Fernandez of Bureau of Patents (second from left) together with the in-house patent agents and members of the association: Engr. Roberto Verzosa (leftmost), Engr. Janeth Cruzada-Vidal (fourth from left), TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena (fifth from right), and Mr. Caezar Angelito Arceo (rightmost).

Both Director Garcia and Atty. Decena recognized the invaluable services of TAPI specialists who painstakingly handle hundreds of requests and ongoing applications for IP protection. In photo: (left to right) SRS II Ma. Greta Jacinto, PDO II Maricon Avila, SRS II Raymond John Go, SRS II Gino Condecion, TAPI ITSO Manager Glenda Rima, TAPI IPRAP Manager Clifford Glenn Malay, TAPI IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, TAPI Director Edgar Garcia, SRS II France Almira Cristobal, SRS II Dana Marie Miguel, SRS II Adrian Jay, Computer Operator II Gabriel Sarayno, and SRS II Maria Teresa Andrea Vargas.

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