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Awardees. (L-R) Dr. Jose Nevado (UP Manila), Atty. Allan Gepty (IPOPHL)
Mr. Ed Tinao (BPSU) And Mr. Jerry Serapion (PhilRice)
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) cited the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) for filing the most number of patents and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications.
The award, called the “Anak ni Juan,” is given to PhilRice Intellectual Property Office for submitting six patents and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications under the office’s Patent Protection Incentive Package (PPIP), also coined as “Juan’s Thousand Inventions.” More than 80 Innovation and Technology Support Offie (ITSO) host institutions including research institutions and state universities and colleges participated in filling patent applications under the PPIP in 2014.
(L-R) Dr. Danilo Largo, Dr. Evelyn Taboada, Ms. Irene Kitsara
Atty. Allan Gepty and Ms. Carmen Peralta
The prestigious WIPO Medal for Inventors was presented to Dr. Evelyn Taboada, Dean of the College of Engineering and BioPERC Director of the Department of Chemical Engineering, during fitting ceremonies that coincided with the 2015 ITSO Planning Workshop held at the Skylight Convention Hall, Puerto Princesa City, last 10 February.