UP NISMED Staff Attend Talk on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

The Research and Knowledge Management (RKM) Group held its second knowledge sharing session for 2024 on April 15 at the NISMED Conference Room. Twenty-nine academic staff members attended the sesssion.

The resource persons for this knowledge sharing session were technology transfer officers of UP Diliman’s Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) that operates under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD). Formerly known as the Technology Transfer Office in 2007, the TTBDO assists staff and students at UP Diliman with the licensing, marketing, and protection of their creative and research work. 

The first speaker, Ms. Michaela Quinoñes, discussed the different types of intellectual properties, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. She explained that these protections cover innovations, artistic works, and corporate assets. Ms. Quinoñes also discussed license agreements, cooperative collaborations, commercialization strategies, and the process of bringing technology from research institutes or businesses to the market.

UP NISMED staff pose with the resource speakers from UP Diliman Technology Transfer and Business Development Office, Ms. Michaela Quinoñes and Ms. Agnes Manalo, after their informative talk.

The second speaker, Ms. Agnes Manalo, continued the discussion and talked about the IP laws, regulations, and enforcement mechanisms that are currently practiced in the Philippines.  To illustrate the key ideas and recommended approaches in technology transfer and IP management, she provided several examples. During the Q&A session, a question was raised regarding the steps in establishing the intellectual property rights of someone who is developing a certain device. Other questions focused on the use of logos such as those of NISMED and Go Teacher Go, a radio program initiated by NISMED and broadcast over DZUP. The attendees were glad to have attended an informative talk about an important matter.