WVCST is hosting ITSO Training on Patent Drafting I starting September 24 until September 27, 2013.

The 4-day training is being attended by 83 participants from different universities and government institutions in different regions. Some of these participants are from Samar State University, DOST Region 7, University of Eastern Philippines, West Visayas State University, University of San Carlos, UP Visayas, UP Cebu, Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas, Negros Oriental State University, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center(SEAFDEC), Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Northern Iloilo Polytechnic College, Guimaras State College, Caraga State University, Central Philippine State University, Carlos Hildo Memorial State College, Capiz State University, Bohol Island State University , Western Visayas College of Science and Technology and Aklan State University.

Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension, in his speech, encouraged the participants not just to focus on patent protection but also on research, writing and in reviewing related literature. “We have to see to it that technology is in the market, and that is being converted into money and as much as possible into dollars.” It is also important according to him that participants should practice what they learn after the training.

Some of the topics in the training are Patentable Subject Matter, Novelty, Industrial Applicability, Sufficiency of Disclosure, Unity of Invention, Patent Process, Inventive Step and Main Points and Objects of Patent Application.

Speakers for this training are Atty. Bayani B. Loste, President, Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc.,Partner, Fortun Narvasa Salazar; Dr. Benjamin Chan, Chairman, Education/ Training,Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc., Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University; Mr. Caezar A.E. Arceo, Head, Research Evaluation and Monitoring Section , Research Development and Management Division , National Research Council OF THE Philippines, DOST and Engr. Arlene U. Prudenciado, VP-Externals, Association of PAQE Professionals Inc., IP Consultant, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Firm.