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
Patent documents are a rich source of technical, legal, business and policy related information. Patents provide technical know-how and technological details on the invention such that a person skilled in the art can redo the invention. SMEs, investors, competitors, researchers, and other stakeholders diligently look out for patents.
Expired patents open new channels and opportunities “finding hidden treasures” for producing similar products, or developing and creating new products or improving existing products and technologies.
Managers of the Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSOs) across the archipelago have gathered on 15-18 June 2015 for a seminar-workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) Marketing and Valuation. The workshop is a joint activity of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the support of the Australian Funds-in-Trust. Ms. Olga Spasic, head of the Innovation Structures Section of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) spearheaded the four-day program.
Left: Mr. Frederic Caillaud discusses strategies and techniques on marketing IP assets
Right: Ms. Olga Spasic gives an overview of the four-day program