In its endeavor to protect Filipino inventors and researchers on their rights over their creations and researches, the DOST IX scheduled a “Forum on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection” during the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Regional Celebration and the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) on 22 November, 2017 at Palacio del Sur, Marcial Garden Hotel, Zamboanga City.
This forum targets to reach out around 60 inventors, creative researchers, student researchers and research advisers within the region. Among the topics that will be talked about include Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Process of IPR Registration at IPOPHIL and DOST programs and Assistance Relative to Invention and Research Development.
The DOST IX invited speakers from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) to provide participants better understanding on the topic and give them the avenue to address their questions and queries directly to the concerned office.
It is expected that after attending this forum, participants will have a clearer and better understanding on their intellectual rights and the programs and services they can avail from the DOST and its service agencies.