Intellectual Property (IP) Forum for Higher Education Institutions

The Commission on Higher education (CHED), through a project lead by Angeles University Foundation conducted Intellectual Property Forum in support to HEI research initiatives held at the Sports and Cultural Center, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City on October 27 – 28, 2015. The “Intellectual Property (IP) Forum for HEI Top Management” was attended by Dr. Severino G. Alviento, Director for Research and Extension while Dr. Andres T. Malinnag. Jr., Director for Administrative and Finance Services, attended the “Intellectual Property (IP) Foundation Course for HEI Researchers”.

During the first day of the forum, Dr. Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles President of Angeles University Foundation and Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr. Director, Office of Planning, Research and Knowledge Management of CHED, gave their welcome address.

Meanwhile, Dr. Roberto C. Pagulayan discussed the statement of purpose and acknowledgement of guests and participants.

Speakers during the forum and gave lecture were Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison, Director of CHED’s Legal and Legislative Services; Atty. Allan Gepty, OIC, Director-General of Intellectual Property Office-Philippines and Support to Academic Research. Also Atty. Javier P. Flores, discussed the Copyright in the Academic Setting; Dr. Jonathan Salvacion of MAPUA shares the ITSO and academe experience. On the other hand Dr. Ropberto C. Pagulayan lectured on the CHED-IPO-Phl-PASUC agreement.

It was explained in the forum that the primary purpose of IP policy in the HEIs is to provide protection and incentives to encourage both the discovery and development of new knowledge and its transfer for public benefit. Also, to enhance the generation of revenue for the HEIs and creators; to optimize the environment and incentives for research and for the creation of new knowledge at the HEIs; to bring the results of research and scholarship into practical use for the public benefit as quickly and effectively as possible; and to protect the interests/rights of faculty, staff, and students through their investment in research and scholarship.

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