LNU Organizes Orientation Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights

LNU officials and faculty members attended the two-day Basic Orientation Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights held at the LNU Admin Ballroom Hall last April 29 and May 02, 2022. University President Dr. Evelyn B. Aguirre considers this a “historical event” for Leyte Normal University as it takes a significant step towards “Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation Creation”.

Mr. Romeo Jason Padulla, an IP Field Operators Specialist from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and LNU BSIT alumnus, served as the resource speaker. He discussed the Basics of IP Trademarks and Industrial Designs, Inventions, Patents, and Trade Secrets and also tackled Geographical Indication (GI).

The speaker further explained the Basics of Copyright including its requirements for protection, the rights under it, its limitations and exceptions, and the four factors measuring its fair use. He then went to discuss Copyright Infringement and Patent, Utility Model, and IF Technical Requirements. The orientation also included the application procedures for Intellectual Property Rights that the university can follow to successfully claim the rights of its own institutional resources made by its employees.

Dr. Jonas P. Villas, the Research and Development Office Director, then emphasized in his closing remarks how the university is serious in protecting the Intellectual Property of the faculty, students, and the university in general.

With the intention of LNU to create an Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the activity aimed to provide an in-depth overview of the fundamentals of Intellectual Property, to guide LNU on the effective use of IP system, to introduce and remold LNU services in the IP field, to help inventors, researchers, and faculty members to scale up from their current stage of operation, to devise potential IP applications, and, to be acquainted with patent, utility model, copyright, trademark, etc.

The University President, Dr. Evelyn B. Aguirre, also congratulated the participating units for presenting their patentable, copyrightable, and “trademarkable” properties, and their current progress in undertaking this process. With the university stakeholders’ collaborative efforts, Dr. Aguirre concluded that “we are on our way as we take steps and ways forward to becoming a globally recognized university”.

Published by: Rico Combinido, IT Support Office