[Blueboard] Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights

Nina Rosario L. Rojas, Ph.D. nrojas at ateneo.edu
Mon Apr 25 19:02:35 PHT 2005

The Chemistry Department invites everyone to the 5th lecture in its
Seminar Series for Summer Term 2005

Filing for Philippine Patents:
Requirements, Issues, and Concerns

By:  Nikko P. Quevada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, De La Salle University-Manila

5 May 2005, Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Schmitt Hall CH 109


Patents are generally expensive to prosecute, enforce, and maintain.  They
also by no means ensure commercial success.  In addition, intellectual
property rights protection and enforcement in the Philippines remain a
major challenge.  Should individual Filipino inventors or universities
instead pursue other avenues to protect or try to generate income from
their inventions? Advantages, disadvantages, and other related issues
relating to the filing of patent applications in the Philippines will be


Aside from holding a Ph.D. in chemistry, Dr. Quevada passed the October
2001 Patent Bar Examination administered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office and was a scientific advisor at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione,
Chicago and and a law clerk and scientific advisor at Pennie & Edmonds
LLP, New York.

Nina Rosario L. Rojas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Ateneo de Manila University
School of Science and Engineering
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Telefax: +63-2-426-1323
Phone: +63-2-426-6001 x5620
nrojas at ateneo.edu

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