CSU joins IPOPHL and WIPO’s Successful Technology Licensing (STL) Seminar - Workshop

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The Intellectual Property Office in the Philippines (IPOPHL) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recognized the need to equip Philippine universities and its researchers and inventors the required information and understanding on the value of their research outputs or technological innovations as intangible assets and converting them to tangible profits through commercialization. The process in other words is known as Technology Transfer and Licensing.

This training on “Successful Technology Licensing (STL) – Training for Technology Managers” was designed for the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Managers and representatives from the different state and private universities in the country.

CSU was represented by Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa, ITSO’s Technical Expert, who is also a BS Electronics Engineering (BSECE) faculty member of the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT).

It has been stressed that technological innovations as outputs from researches in the university are considered vital. It is considered today that in a knowledge-based economy, innovation is the most efficient means to sustainable economic growth. Protection of innovations and other related works of the university researchers through intellectual property rights ownership are deemed necessary.

These intellectual property rights in practice can generate wealth. This is where the work of the Technology Transfer and Licensing comes in between the owner of the intellectual property or invention and entrepreneurs from the industry to commercialize the technology.

The Successful Technology Training Workshop is aimed primarily to engage universities into licensing agreements with the technologies that universities have developed. Depending on the technology we develop, possible earnings for CSU or other universities can be significant.

Moving Forward: University Research Directions
It has been noted that more academicians need to be informed about Bruce Lehman’s study which revealed that 27% of around 1,000 publications from university research include “potentially patentable subject matter.” Universities will have to ensure that outputs from research activities are examined prior to publications. The examples provided by UP and USC should serve as a model to CSU and other universities in terms of research directions, such as pure and applied research with outputs that can be patented and commercially available in the future.

The following were the speakers from WIPO and their talk on the training – workshop:

  1. Ms. Olga Spasic, Head, Innovation Structures Section, Innovation Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    • Development Contract Models, Service Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements and Licensing
    • Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Financial Terms – IP Valuation
    • Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Financial Terms – Forms of Payment and Other Financial Terms (Continuation)
    • How to Prepare and Conduct a Technology Licensing Negotiation
  2. Mr. Ulf Petrusson, Professor of Law, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Gothenburg Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    • IP MANAGEMENT in Universities
    • Licensing and Other Means to Utilize Research Results: Practical Cases
    • Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Future Growth of the Technology and its Development over Time – Improvements (Continuation)
    • Anti – Competitive Clauses that Should be Avoided in a Licensing Agreement (Continuation)
  3. Mr. Arnaud Michel, Partner, Gide, Paris, France and President-Elect of Licensing Executives Societies International (LESI)
    • Issues of Competition Law in Technology Transfer: A practical Explanation of the International and the National Framework
    • Key Terms in a Licensing Agreement: Subject Matter and Scope
    • When Things Go Wrong in Licensing
  4. Ms. Naomi Arroyo, CEO, Hyberdigm Consulting, Philippines also gave her talk on Technology Transfer: The Challenges in Public-Private Partnership.
  5. Atty. Eugenio E. Perez III, Senior Counsel, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines gave a short talk on RA10055 or otherwise known as the Technology Transfer Act of 2009.