A faculty member from Adamson University has set a standard for the intellectual property and patent efforts of the university after passing the Patent Agents Qualifying Examination (PAQE).
Prof. Anna Ramos, a professor from the Biology Department and the Intellectual Property Officer of the university’s Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO), passed the PAQE given last October 24-28, 2011 in Manila. Prof. Ramos is one of the 17 successful chemical examinees in the exam and they were joined by 23 non-chemical examinees, bringing the total number to 40 successful examinees.
In passing the PAQE, Prof. Ramos becomes a certified patent agent who can help Adamsonians and other inventors and designers transform the result of their inventions into concrete and enforceable patent rights. This achievement is definitely a big boost for the ITSO and the Center for Research and Continuing Education (CRECE).
The PAQE, one of the requirements for entry into the Registry of Patent Agents to which Prof. Ramos now belongs, began in 2006 and is conducted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. It is conducted with the support of the European Patent Office.