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TAPI-IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena Leads the Levelling Off Activity with DA-BAR on the Provisions of RA 10055

March 10, 2021- Continuing to provide support towards the strengthening of Intellectual Property Rights in a multisectoral scheme, TAPI-IDD Chief Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena has set out her years of expertise to lead as a resource speaker during the Levelling off Meeting on the Provisions of the Philippine Technology Transfer Act (RA 10055) with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) in a virtual platform via Cisco Webex.


Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena

Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena delivered her presentation on the Provisions of RA 10055 with DA-BAR during their Levelling Off Meeting

This levelling off activity is intended to comprehensively discuss and understand the salient provisions of the Act and how DA-BAR, as a funding agency, can balance the interests of targeted end-users such as farmers and fisherfolks, and the researchers from research and development institutes.

The Technology Transfer Act plays a primary mechanism in transferring and promoting the use of IP to serve as a national vantage point. To achieve this ideal, key actors and institutions shall facilitate the transfer, dissemination, effective utilization, management, and commercialization of IP from R&D knowledge and technologies as funded by the government.

I am grateful to be invited as a resource person to discuss the salient provisions of RA 10055 with the DA-BAR that could prepare, assist, and guide them in their plans to revisit their IP and other related policies pertaining to technology transfer, aligning the same with the provisions of the law. I believe this levelling up meeting is the first step towards a meaningful collaboration in the future between DOST-TAPI and DA-BAR in areas of technology transfer and commercialization,” Atty. Decena enthusiastically stated.

Atty. Decena firstly discussed the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) chapters of the RA 10055 and the Joint DOST-IPO Administrative Order No. 02-2010, mandating the Department of Science and Technology and Intellectual Property Office to implement the provisions of the Act. Furthermore, Atty. Decena provided the summary, as integrated in the Joint DOST-IPOPHL Administrative Order No. 001, of amendments expected to be elaborated on during the meeting.

She further highlighted that the amendments were especially necessary to clarify the gray areas on certain provisions of the existing IRR of RA 10055. Particularly, to deliver a better and effective implementation of the law.

The discussion points included specific rules and changes in the following chapters: Declaration of Policy and Objective, Scope, and Other General Provisions, Intellectual Property Ownership, Rights and Responsibilities of the Government Funding Agencies and RDIs, Management of IPs from RDIs, Revenue Sharing, Commercialization by the Researcher and Establishment of Spin-off Firms, Use by Government, Compulsory Licensing and Assumption of Potential IPRs, Use of Income and Establishment and Maintenance of Revolving Fund for R&D and Tech Transfer, Institutional Mechanism, and Dispute Resolution.

The meeting was attended by key officials and staff of the Bureau to alight firsthand stakeholders regarding up-to-date IPR Policy in the Philippines, thus strengthening the foundation of their partnerships and agreements with their Research for Development (R4D) stakeholders.

Aside from an in-depth contextualization and elaboration of RA 10055, Atty. Decena accommodated existing IP issues and concerns happening within the Bureau. Strategies on adopting and accessing technologies, compelling/negotiating disclosure agreements with the proponent, and more were provided.

With more information dissemination campaigns in a multisectoral level, TAPI-IDD eyes to truly fulfill the objectives of the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009.


IDD S&T Media Service