SorSU IPTBM conducts IP Workshop for the Laboratory High School – SHS Faculty and Students

To provide a mentorship session on Intellectual Property (IP) protection of the developmental research output of the students, the Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management Unit conducted the activity titled Innovate & Protect: IP Workshop for SHS Faculty and Students held on April 29-30, 2024 at the SorSU Old Boardroom, Sorsogon City Campus. The rationale of the activity is in reference to the identified research outputs potential for IP protection which was presented during the 6th SorDECon.

The workshop was insightful and productive. It was graced by the presence of the VP for Research, Extension and Training, Dr. Ryan V. Dio, who gave the opening remarks, commending the participants for their research outputs which were selected for its potential for IP protection. Thereafter, the first session on the overview and introduction of intellectual property was discussed by Prof. Jezzabie G. Gamis, Head of the IP-TBM. She had shared interesting IP-related topics that are common to our daily lives emphasizing the wonders and fun facts on different types of IP and discussed the institutional application process and requirements on IP protection in the University as prescribed in the SSC IP Policy. The next session was the discussion of prior art search, prior art analysis, invention spotting, and claim drafting which was thoroughly explained by Engr. Ivy Rose B. Gonzales, former Head of IPTBM and one of the authorized IP representatives of the University with several IP applications filed and facilitated. She gave a detailed example of the chemical technology she has worked on that was filed in the IPOPHL.

Along with her, Ms. Sheryl Solano, one of the authorized IP representatives also gave a simple example on non-chemical technology to help the participants to fully grasp the concept and strategies on patenting. Likewise, the participants were given the time to perform prior art search, invention spotting and claim drafting of their own research outputs. In the later part of the activity, the participants presented their output which helped them gather more tips and strategies from the resource persons.

The activity concluded with the furnished patent documents which are ready for submission in the IPOPHL as an official IP application. It has impacted the participants to foster innovation on their academic undertakings and conduct future research that would generate technology worthy for IP protection. (SORSU – Research, Extension and Training)