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Batangas State University (BatStateU), an academic institution of higher learning, on its commitment to implement the mandates of quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity in instruction, research, extension and production established an Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL). BatStateU recognizes the need to have its own Technology Transfer Protocol (TTP) in accordance to The Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (RA 10055). The BatStateU affirms an intellectual property system significantly important to the advancement of creative activity and the facility of technology transfer with the end goal of Leading Innovations and Transforming Lives.
To implement this protocol, the university shall set-up an Intellectual Property Management, Product Technology Assessment and Commercialization (IPMPTAC) under the Office of the Director for Research Management Services. This office is responsible for the protection, licensing and commercialization of the intellectual properties of the University. It will spearhead the dissemination of information on IP Policy, licensing, technology transfer and other IP related activities of the University.
The BatStateU ITSO is under the monitoring of the Asst. Dir. for IPMPTAC and is mandated to conduct activities pertaining to patent evaluation, patent searching, patent drafting and filing. Aside from patents, the office is also assigned to file any IP Assets of the university which has potential for commercialization.
The BatStateU IPMPTAC is headed by the Assistant Director who reports directly to the Director for Research Management Services who is under the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension. The Asst. Dir. For IPMPTAC oversees the operation of the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO). At the minimum, the ITSO is composed of an ITSO Manager, three ITSO Staff, legal counsel on intellectual property or corporate law and administrative assistants. The function of the ITSO Manager may be performed by the Asst. Dir. For IPMPTAC. The ITSO Staff assist the ITSO Manager in the performance of functions to effectively carry out the mandate of the office. The ITSO personnel constitutes the ITSO Technical Committee.