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FY2016 Technology Protection and IPR in Healthcare

IPR Seminar in the Philippines

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Technology Protection and IPR in Healthcare
Date November 15 and 16, 2016
Venue Dusit Thani Manila
Title "Technology Protection and IPR in Healthcare"
Organized by
Supported by
Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Intellectual Property- Philippines (IPOPHL)
Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Inc. (IPAA)
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Contact Person Ms. Maria Gladys C. Vilchez (President, IPAA)
HECHANOVA BUGAY & VILCHEZ
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Seminar was held in the Philippines

As part of the “Human Resource Development Cooperative Project of Industrial Property Rights,” a commissioned project of the Japan Patent Office, the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation held a follow-up seminar in the city of Manila in the Philippines on November 15 and 16, 2016. The seminar was sponsored by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), and hosted by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (APIC-JIPII) and the IP alumni association (IPAA) of the Philippines. This was the twelfth seminar held in the Philippines, and the first since 2014.

Participants of the seminar consisted mainly of professionals from the Intellectual Property Office, lawyers, and members of law firms. Professionals from universities and the corporate sector also participated, as well as many IP alumni from the Philippines. The total number of participants was 374 over the two days.

The theme of the seminar was “Technology Protection and IPR in Healthcare”. At the beginning of the seminar Atty. Maria Gladys C. Vilchez, President of the IPAA, Mr. Toshitsugu Nakajima, Assistant Director of Regional Cooperation Section International Cooperation Division of the JPO, and Ms. Carmen G. Peralta, Director of the Documentation, Information, and Technology Transfer Bureau (DITTB) of the IPOPHL gave opening remarks.

The seminar program consisted of four sessions given over the two days. On the first day the sessions titled “Value of IPR in Healthcare Protection and Promotion” and “IP Utilization by Innovator Drug Companies” were given. While on the second day the sessions titled “IP Utilization for Generic Drug Companies” and “Various Issues related to IP and Healthcare” were given. In each session both a Japanese expert and Philippine expert gave a lecture on the topic.

Mr. Toshitsugu Nakajima, Assistant Director of the Regional Cooperation Section International Cooperation Division of the General Affairs Department of the JPO gave a special speech titled “Current Conditions of Industrial Property Rights Administration in Japan”. From Japan, Mr. Takao Ogiya, Director General of Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center (APIC) of the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation gave a lecture titled “Need for IP in the field of Healthcare in Japan”. Mr. Seiji Mori, Head of Operations of IP of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, gave a lecture titled “New Challenges and Diversifying IP Management at an Innovative Drug Company in Japan”. Mr. Jun Sugiura, Professor of Graduate School of Intellectual Property of the Osaka Institute of Technology gave a lecture titled “Issues Concerning the Patent Term of Pharmaceutical Products in Japan”. Mr. Kazushi Takemoto, General Manager of Intellectual Property Department of Suntory Holdings Limited gave a lecture titled “The role of IPR in Healthcare Field”.

From the Philippines, corresponding to the above lectures, the lecturers were Atty. Josephine R. Santiago, Director General of the Intellectual Property Office, Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano, Atty. Dina D. Lucenario, Professor Rita Josefina M. Santos, Mr. Kennie Dee, Senior Vice president, and Atty. Elizabeth Pulumbarit. The participants enthusiastically listened to the lectures and raised a lot of questions while showing high interest in the themes.

Additionally, on November 17 an “Alumni Group Interview” was held for the Philippine alumni. The Philippine IP Alumni Association, in addition to this seminar, participates in vigorous activities such as holding events with universities, related organizations, etc. and publishes journals. Officers of the Alumni Association work in excellent cooperation with each other. We saw that they engaged in lively exchanges throughout the venue during the breaks as well as between the sessions.

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Front row (from the third from the left) Mr. Ogiya (Director General), Mr. Takemoto (Suntory Holdings Limited), Mr. Mori (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited), Mr. Nakajima (Assistant Director of the Regional Cooperation Section International Cooperation Division of the JPO), Mr. Sugiura (Graduate School of Intellectual Property of the Osaka Institute of Technology), Atty. Loilbeth (Manager of the Patent Examination Training Division), Atty. Gladys (President of the IPAA), Mr. Peralta (Director of the DITTB of the IPOPHL)

[Scene of Venue - Group Photograph of All Participants-]

[Scene of Venue - Group Photograph of All Participants-]

 

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