Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property & Research, who also acts as the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Manager, was received a Special Citation Award as an “IP Champion” for the year 2015 by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhl), during the 2016 Annual ITSO Assessment and Planning Workshop last July 12 – 14, 2016 held at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City.
The “IP Champion” Special Citation Award is garnered to ITSO personnel for their dedication and contribution to the ITSO and IP community by continuing to be an IP advocate in teaching various topics on IP and thus helping IPOPhl in delivering its mission and vision to spread IP awareness within the University, the ITSO network, and throughout the country. The award was given by the Director General of IPOPhl, Atty. Josephine R. Santiago, Ll.M.
Assoc. Prof. Peralta is a licensed patent agent, a member of the Association of Patent Professionals (APP), and a prolific lecturer in IP and Patent Information and Documentation Search.