Represented by Ms. Delia C. Legaspino, PSHS-SMC Director and Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, UseP President, the two agencies formalized partnership on the ITSO, Research, Extension and Consultancy Programs and Services through a MOA signing held last February 23, 2016 in Davao City.
The memorandum of agreement stipulates that the PSHS-SMC will affiliate with the USeP-ITSO in achieving the following objectives of the partnership which include preparing the PSHS-SMC to be ready for membership to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), helping it to produce innovative and inventive outputs which are relevant, useful and has impact to the environment and society, and aiding the science high school to patent some outputs of students through the assistance of the UseP-ITSO.
The Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) of the University ofSoutheastern Philippines conducted a two-day training-workshop on Patent Information Search to the faculty of the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus last July 19-20, 2016.
The patent search training was conducted as a follow-up from the first seminar on the fundamentals of Intellectual Property and the Basics of Patents. The lecture part was held at the PSHS-SMC Mini-Auditorium and then the participants were asked to transfer to the school‟s Computer Laboratory for the workshop proper.
Delegates from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) visited the Philippines on July 25-29, 2016. The successful implementation of the project on the establishment of a network of Innovation & Technology Support Offices (ITSO) in the Philippines, is considered as a model for other members of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC). The study visit's objective is to learn from the experiences of the ITSOs in the Philippines for establishing a similar office in their respective countries.
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