LICENSING PROTOCOL

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) being the lead agency of the Department of Agriculture engaged in agricultural mechanization, postharvest research, development and extension activities is continuously developing appropriate technologies to empower the agriculture, fishery and livestock sectors.

In line with the thrust of government towards public private partnership (PPP) attracting more investors into agriculture mechanization, PHilMech’s Industrial Promotion Program (PIPP) encourages the commercialization and utilization of improved designs of postharvest equipment in the country. To maintain a systematic and uniform procedure for the transfer and commercialization of any technology developed from the conduct of PHilMech research activities, a Technology Licensing Protocol was established. These rules primarily aims to institutionalize a uniform procedure for technology transfer and/or licensing that equally serves the ends of intellectual property protection and technology promotion. It also serves as venue to level the playing field among the manufacturers who are interested to be PHilMech partners in manufacturing its generated technologies.

In accordance with RA 8293, otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, RA 8439 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers and other Science and Technology Personnel in Government, the protocol provides due recognition, protect and respect the intellectual property rights of PHilMech employees in the performance of their functions, particularly their entitlement to any economic benefits and to ensure the utmost accessibility of any developed technology that will benefit or serve the interest of PHilMech stakeholders.