PSITE NCR participants to the Research ESS Part 2 on Patent Search were treated with an interesting talk from the Intellectual Property Office led by Virgie Aumentado, IP Rights Specialist of the IP Search and Documentaiton Division under the Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau (DITTB); and Engr. Wilfredo Calaguan, Assistant Division Chief of DITTB. The seminar was held last 23-November-2011 at the Emilio Aguinalldo College in Manila, and the participants were welcomed by Dean Ariel Sison. The welcome remarks was delivered by no less than the VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Valentino G. Baac.
The major interesting take-away is the major website used to search patents which is the World Intellectual Property Organization at http://wipo.int/. The topics covered included the use of patent information in research, product and process development, technology transfer and disposal, classification of patent documents, and patent search tools and strategies.