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Adamson University: ITSO striding out high

Proof that if top officials of a university throw its full support squarely behind an initiative, the rate of success runs high. In such a way can the story of Adamson University be simply described, insofar as their efforts to promote intellectual property (IP) awareness are concerned (i.e. the essence and benefits of  technological creation and innovation, and the imperatives of patenting, or protecting  IP rights). The Adamson University is a member of the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO), a network of patent libraries across the Philippines composed of higher education institutions, research and development institutes, as well as support arms of industrial establishments.  

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'Aha' moments with bright market prospects

Sometimes brilliant ideas come out of the simplest situations.

A college student’s “light bulb” moment in the shower led to an innovation that would empower the blind.

Janna Aika Deja, a graduating multimedia arts student at De La Salle College of St. Benilde (CSB), designed and produced a Braille-embossed silicone case for Android tablets, one of the projects exhibited at the recent two-day DLSU Innovation and Technology Fair that also featured seminars and lectures.

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“Failing is not a bad thing”

Failure does happen, and failing is a natural human experience that anyone who fails should not be daunted from trying again—and again. This must be the context of the philosophy espoused by entrepreneur Jose Estabil, the director for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an Ivy League US university, in a lecture to participants from various organizations from all over the globe during the 3rd Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum), held from December 5 to 6, 2013, at the Hongkong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hongkong.

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By Kap Maceda Aguila (The Philippine Star)\With Philips Meaningful Innovations awardee Illac Diaz (third from left) are (from left) Philips Philippines GM for Consumer Lifestyle Angelia Oh, Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag, Philips Philippine…
As per Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) Board Resolution No. 1 Series of 2014 dated January 29, 2014, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) publish the list of successful examinees for the 2013 PAQE. Non-Chemical Chemic…
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Jan. 16 (PIA) - Anti-theft devices, seawater-to-drinkable water converter, automatic rain shield, solar power bank for cell phones and other gadgets were just some of the innovative products of young inventors from different schools in Reg…
On January 2, 2014, the first official working day of 2014, the UP Visayas filed an application for patent to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhl) through its satellite unit at the Department of Trade and Industry- Iloilo Office in…
DR. Leonardo Gasendo, a US-based Filipino chemical engineer, added another accomplishment to his growing list of patented inventions when his latest innovation, the Long Distance Electric Vehicle (LDEV) self-charging battery, was granted U.S. Patent No. 8…
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Jan. 16 (PIA) - Anti-theft devices, seawater-to-drinkable water converter, automatic rain shield, solar power bank for cell phones and other gadgets were just some of the innovative products of young inventors from different schools in Reg…
At a moment filled with anxiety and panic during a bomb threat, we are led to safety by men who — without fear and hesitation — proceed  to dismantle and dispose the explosive device. We are all safe but these men — who have families of their own wai…
If there’s gold in them mangoes, then Cebu, famous for its bestselling export product, dried mangoes, must own the mines. Wrong.Because most of the mangoes that land in Cebu for processing into sweets come not from Cebu but other islands! Nonetheless, Ceb…
In the recent Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSO) Planning conducted at De La Salle University on November 26, 2013, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recognized the contributions of ITSO Host Institutions and ITSO …
During the annual Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Planning last November 26, 2013, the 2011 Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) passers took their oath as Registered Patent Agents.All thirty-eight (38) passers were registered in the…



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with Rose Mboya 

This month's expert is Rose Mboya, Head of Intellectual Property Services Division at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

Rose's presentation focuses on the "Technology transfer and commercialization of IP from Research Institutions and Universities: Experiences from Kenya".

Her presentation presents the importance of linking Universities and Research Centers to the Public and Private Sector for the Management, Promotion and Commercialization of IP Assets especially for Spin-offs and Start-ups

As of 31 March Rose will be available to answer your questions. Please ask Rose via eTISC. (Sign-up here if you are not yet an eTISC member)




April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day!

In 2014 we celebrate: Movies – A Global Passion

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