FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 10 March 2011. Makati City, Philippines. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will hold a High Level Forum on Innovation and Opportunities in the Phillipines. The Forum will take place in the Paranaque A B Function Rooms at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City, Philappines, on March 11, 2011. Registration begins at 8:30 AM local time.

The Forum will bring together representatives from academics and the private and public sectors to discuss the role of intellectual property in facilitating economic growth in the Philippines. IIPI President and Chairman Bruce Lehman will give two presentations during the Forum. The first of these describes the institute’s ongoing review of publications from academic institutions in the Philippines. The review seeks to determine the extent to which potentially patentable inventions are overlooked. If properly identified and handled, these inventions may be a significant source of revenue. The second of these describes the process for capitalizing on these inventions.

View the lecture slides here and here.

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