Cagayan State University (CSU) partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST R2) and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in conducting a 3-day Patent Agent Training in CSU-Gonzaga which started last August 30, 2022. This was attended by experts from IPOPHL, DOST R2, and researchers from the different campuses of CSU.
With the theme: “Strengthening CSU RDE Capability on Patent Drafting,” the training aimed to increase patent agents in the region, capacitate CSU researchers as Patent Agents and to empower them to create and apply inventions to intellectual property.
In his presentation, Dr. Julius T. Capili, the University Research Director, encouraged the CSU community to create an innovative eco-system where everyone is working together to capacitate CSU in the field of Research and Development. He urged the university researchers to think with an end in mind by attaining research product utilization which shall benefit, not only the university, but also the community.
Moreover, Dr. Capili shared three concepts that are relevant in the new era: Intellectual Integrity, Intellectual Maturity and Intellectual Humility.
“Facing the challenges of the new era, researchers need to be vanguards of their own works, and should move beyond mediocrity. Researchers must produce the best quality of outputs that we can offer to the world. More than what we can gain, we should offer our services to the community and be happy that the knowledge we have shared will be written in the history,” Dr. Capili delightfully shared.
Further, President Urdujah G. Alvarado, in her speech read by the CEO, appreciated the hospitality of CSU-Gonzaga and commended the University RDE office in conducting such activity which is a stepping stone in creating more policies, more patents and more publications and products to be marketed by the university.
Extending her support to the vision of the university, Ms. Virgilia G. Bilgera, the Regional Director of DOST Region 02 offered a holistic assistance to the university particularly trainings in patenting, utility model application, industrial designing, copyrighting and trademarking. These activities, according to Dr. Capili are now part of the leg of activities in the university which researchers from CSU will highly be involved.
To train the participants with the processes from drafting to patent application, experts from the Intellectual Property Philippines were invited as speakers: Engr. Emmanuel M. Mendoza, IPR Specialist III and Eng. Eric C. Paden, IPR Specialist IV. The delegation from the DOST was headed by Eng. Mark Gil S. Hizon, Unit Head DOST R02.
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