/ 20 September 2022

THE INNOVATION and Technology Support Office of the Mariano Marcos State University won in the Patent Search Competition on Innovative Technical Solution for Business held in Adamson University.

MMSU-UITSO chief Engineer Artbellson Mamuri was one of only four winners in the nationwide competition which was part of the Training on Patent Information Retrieval.

MMSU President Shirley Agrupis commended Mamuri “for his persistent efforts, as well as the whole office, which position MMSU in the limelight of inventions, innovations, copyright and patenting.”

“Mamuri successfully accomplished the report form of patent information searching contest which highlighted information on patent publications, importance of utilizing patent information for promoting innovation, and the ideal patent information database needed to promote patent information utilization,” MMSU said.

“He also conducted a patent search information on the Automatic Lacing System technology, reported its results, and compared its intellectual property databank with overseas patent information databases,” it added.

The activity was spearheaded by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines in partnership with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

The winners in the contest received certificates and cash prizes.

“Prof. Rommel Viloria of the MMSU College of Industrial Technology also participated in the two-day event,” it said. “Mamuri and Viloria were among the 28 participants from higher education institutions, micro, small and medium enterprises, law firms and other government and private companies in the country.”

The patent information search training aimed to increase awareness on patent information utilization, cultivate information retrieval and analysis skills, and promote innovations.