Top: Participants team up during the workshop
Bottom left: a participant shares her expectations of the seminar;
middle: Ms. Winelma Garcia, IPRS II discusses the types of patent search;
bottom right: Director Carmen Peralta confers the certificate of completion to a participant
A three-day seminar workshop on patent search and documentation was conducted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in August 2015. 46 participants from various Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSO) were taught how to accurately classify patent documents, the types of patent search and the tools and strategies for conducting efficient searches. The attendees were also engaged in workshops wherein they were able to apply what they learned from the discussions.
Another batch of ITSO network staff will be trained on patent search on the 3rd week of August 2015 in Iloilo City.