The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) launched the System for Intellectual Property (IP) Applications and Grants (SIPAG), an IP Warehouse (IPware) that aims to ?le and prosecute IP applications.
SIPAG is an in-house proprietary o?ine tool for managing, evaluating, and monitoring thousands of IP granted or ?led.
Through the SIPAG, IP ?lings are organized with accuracy and all information about a certain technology can be viewed quickly in real-time.
This IP database is created through the project titled “Support to the Commercialization of 500 DOST-Generated Technologies and Strengthening the Country’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Portfolios,” or DOST 500.
Aside from the SIPAG, DOST-TAPI also developed the Inventors' System for IP Applications and Grants or iSIPAG, an electronic system that enables inventors to monitor their requests for IP protection.
The iSIPAG system complements DOST-TAPI’s Intellectual Property Rights Assistance Program (IPRAP) and the Innovation Technology Support O?ce (ITSO), the Institute’s programs. The landing page for iSIPAG is at www.isipag.techntrans.gov.ph, that will enable inventors to monitor their requests for IP protection.
Moreover, iSIPAG enables online monitoring on the status of IP applications by the clients to make it easier for them to inquire about the status of applications without necessarily visiting or writing to DOST-TAPI.
These programs of DOST-TAPI provide technical, ?nancial, and consultative assistance in securing the appropriate IP protection of completed research and development (R&D) projects.
This initiative is very appropriate and has now become a very useful tool especially during this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
To further fulfill its mandate and commitment to provide better service amidst the pandemic, DOST-TAPI recently introduced a new feature on the existing iSIPAG system.
This new feature now allows private inventors and institutions’ focal persons to submit their IP assistance requests online, thus eliminating the health risk of face-to-face transaction. An applicant only needs to create an account and apply for IP protection online.
To know more about the DOST 500 Project, please attend the Week-Long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects on 26-30 July 2021 via the DOST-TAPI Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DOST.TAPI.
For more information, please visit www.techtrans.gov.ph and www.tapi.dost.gov.ph, contact 8837 2071 local 2157 and 2167, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Teresita R. Alarcon, DOST-TAPI)