Under the leadership of Prof. Hermenegildo Dela Peña, the PSU’s University Intellectual Property Office (UIPO) conducted a training workshop regarding Intellectual Property (IP) awareness and protection.

The workshop was held on May 26-27, 2016 in accordance with the Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development Consortium (STIRDC) Agenda for 2016. Officials, deans, directors and faculty from the PSU external campuses attended the event.

Dr. Michael Pido, PSU Vice President for Research and Extension, welcomed the participants to the two day workshop, which focused on the importance of IP, its management, and how it can benefit the constituents and organizations in the long run.

Several topics regarding Intellectual Property Rights were presented by the UIPO team, including utilizing Intellectual Property as Intangible Assets, an overview of Intellectual Property System, Copyright and Related Rights, and patent and utility models. Students from the College of Business and Accountancy were also given a chance to present their inventions to the group. The first invention from the CBA students was a multifunction watch called “WatchMe.” The next invention was made from the parts of jackfruits that were often discarded. Participants were also given the chance to voice out their opinions and insights in an open forum.

Dr. Pido (center) and Prof. Dela Peña (right, seated) during the workshop.