/ 3 April 2024

DE La Salle University-Dasmariñas received the gold award in the Innovation and Technology Support Offices from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Through the Intellectual Property Office of DLSU-D, the award was given last month during the ITSO Presidents’ Summit and General Assembly with the theme “ITSO: Celebrating Collaboration, Cultivating Innovation.”

The award was accepted by Asst. Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Johnny Ching, URO Director Dr. Edwin Lineses, and ITSO Manager Dr. Jose Aims Rocina.

Led by Atty. Rowel S. Barba, IPOPHL commended DLSU-D and encouraged all ITSOs to aim for the Palladium level, achievable after five consecutive platinum awards.

To qualify for awards, institutions must meet specific criteria: bronze (pre-requisite) requires 12 awareness activities, two patent search seminars, and one patent drafting seminar.

Silver requires 24 patent searches, while gold requires filing 6 patent applications. Platinum requires the filing of seven patent applications and commercializing one intellectual property (IP) product.

“IPOD, with support from the College of Science, Computer Science Department led by Josephine Eduardo, and the College of Engineering and Technology, accomplished 12 awareness activities by integrating four hours of IP topics into the syllabi,” DLSU-D said.

“IPOD also conducted patent search seminars guided by resident technical expert Zeus Agustin. Additionally, the office filed two patent applications and three utility models during a patent drafting workshop-seminar led by Atty. Jerry Serapion of PhilRice in April 2023,” it added.