Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC), through the Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Office, organized the very first seminar on “Prior Art Searching for Researchers” on December 15 and 16, 2020.

The two-day event aimed to inform faculty researchers with the importance of IPM to prevent them from duplicating existing studies and patented technology and to teach them the basic techniques in prior art in preparation for their research studies and future patent applications.

President Charlito P. Cadag expressed his joy for the conduct of the two-day virtual event when he delivered his welcome remarks.

“I am very exultant today, and I would like to recognize the sagacious stewardship of the Intellectual Property Management under Engr. Wenceslao Gavina. You are one of the reasons why I feel this way,” the President said.

The IPM team of the College, headed by its coordinator, Engr. Gavina, invited Engr. Ivy Rose Gonzales, a faculty member and former Research Coordinator of Sorsogon State College (SSC), to talk about “Patent, Utility Model, and Industrial Design.”

Engr. Leo Agustin P. Vela, researcher and designated Intellectual Property Officer of Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), likewise imparted his expertise during his lecture on “Introduction to Patent Search and Patent Search Technique.”

In addition to the insights gained from the Intellectual Property experts, the participants also learned about CSPC’s Research Agenda, IPR Policy, Intellectual Property System, Copyright and Related Rights, Trademarks, and Service Marks.