The University, through the Innovation and Technology Support
Office (ITSO), participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhl) – organized capacity building programs to assist
the ITSOs in their advocacy and efficient use of the IP system.
A training on “Patent Drafting Course and Mentoring Session” was held from November 13 to 17, 2017 at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and
Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARD), Los Baňos,
Laguna. UST participants included Mr. Romano Macaisa of the College of Fine Arts and Design and Assoc. Prof. Peralta.
An earlier training, which was actually the first training, was on “Patent Analytics” held from November 7 to 10, 2017 at the Multipurpose Hall of the IPOPhl, McKinley Hill, Taguig City which was participated in by Prof. Alicia Aguinaldo, Ph.D., of the College of Science, Mr. Jackson Tan of the College of Commerce, and Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge Peralta, UST ITSO Manager.
These capacity building trainings were part of the WIPO-IPOPhl
Hub and Spoke Project where selected universities were taught the
different aspects of IP from protection to technology transfer.
The Patent Analytics provided participants with the knowledge and
hands-on preparation of a patent landscape report and taught them
to perform patent analytics using different professional tools and other resources which enabled interpretation of patent information as well as crafting visualizations for orderly reporting.
The Patent Drafting course sought to increase the patent drafting
skills of personnel of ITSOs in order to empower them to draft patent
specifications of their projects that qualify the patentability criteria.