Staying true to its commitment to providing convenience and innovation even amidst the pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) introduces an additional feature for its existing Inventors' System for Intellectual Property Applications and Grants, or iSIPAG. The system update allows all private inventors and institutions’ focal persons to submit their IP assistance requests online.
Particularly, the upheaval to add a feature on the submission of IP assistance requests online was an initiative to improve accessibility for those who are not able to turn in requirements physically due to pandemic restrictions. More importantly, it aims to further increase the IP assistance requests specifically for the Intellectual Property Rights Assistance Program (IPRAP) and Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO).
This system update is in line with the Institute’s plan to elevate its assistance services through integrating the Online Systems Administration and Management (OSAM) program. The OSAM program aims to administer and manage all the incoming documents of DOST-TAPI primarily on requests for protection of intellectual property rights from private inventors, State Universities, Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), and Research Development Institutes of the DOST (DOST RDIs).
The OSAM program started its humble beginnings by introducing two systems first, the System for Intellectual Property Applications and Grants (SIPAG) and iSIPAG. SIPAG is an offline tool for managing, evaluating, and monitoring thousands of Intellectual Property granted or filed. TAPI employees utilize this to easily access the list of technologies, updates as to the statuses, and other important details. Thus, thru the system, IP filings were organized with accuracy and all information about a certain technology can be viewed quickly in real-time. Meanwhile, the iSIPAG is the online version of the SIPAG system that enables online monitoring for easier access of clients on their IP applications to DOST-TAPI. Before the system update as aforementioned, iSIPAG only allowed registered users to submit, process, and monitor their applications online.
To date, more systems were developed by the OSAM program such as a paperless routing system for all incoming documents in the Invention Development Division now being utilized by the Institute, among others. The OSAM system developers, together with the entirety of TAPI, were able to implement the same with ease and modernity.
Interested clients are encouraged to register for an iSIPAG account to avail of this service and other features showcased by the online system. To register, the interested client may visit the https://techtrans.gov.ph/ and click “iSIPAG” under “Our databases” on the website menu bar, and follow the instructions that will appear during the registration. For more information, please get in touch with Mr. Clifford Glenn D. Malaay, OSAM Program Manager.
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