MEP Cruz

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has granted Philippine Patent Certificates of Registration to four original works created in the Institute.

The Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) based at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) submitted to IPOPHL) these four works from the research and development activities of these members of the faculty and staff.

These works are: Utility Model – “Red Clay- based Porous Ceramic Material with Interconnected Open Pores” developed by Dr. Ruben L. Menchavez and Ma. Victoria A. Umaram, College of Engineering; Utility Model – “Handmade paper Egg Tray” by Rebecca S. Galela, College of Education (CED); Utility Model – “Portable Drafting Board“ by Roxan A. Consolacion, CED; and, Industrial Design – “A Vase,” by Richard A. Arriesgado, Bamboo Technology Resource Center, TAPU, OVCRE.

The IPU was created in 2010 to manage and safeguard the intellectual properties generated at the Institute.

The applications for patent registrations undergo examination by Patent examiners at IPOPHL. Subsequently, these applications are published in the IP Philippines Gazette.

A patent examination proceeds two months from the time the application was mailed; results are published within six months after examination. The Patent Certificates were issued in January 2012.

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