Patent Landscape Report on Palm Oil Production launched


Participants and organizers with Deputy Director General Nelson Laluces and speakers

A joint program by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) brought together representatives of IP and palm oil industry stakeholders for the launch of the Palm Oil Landscape Report (PLR) on 24 November 2015.

Mr. Andrew Czajkowski of WIPO gave an overview of the patent landscape Program while Mr. Atsushi Nozaki of Landon IP Japan discussed the key findings of the WIPO Palm Oil Technologies Landscape Report, highlighting its potential to enhance the industry’s business competitiveness. The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) shared their patent data (patent grant and applications) on palm oil while Mr. Mohd Arif Simeh of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)   discussed the present  and future plans for the palm oil industry in Malaysia.

Philippine counterparts Ms. Brianne Nicole Sanchez discussed the Philippine PLR based on local patent data while Dr. Ponciano Batugal of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) revisited the palm oil roadmap and enlightened the group on the current state of the local industry. Dr. Batugal also called for collaboration with IPOPHL on technologies using patent information.

Patent mapping is the study, visualization and analysis of raw patent data to determine technology trends and identify possible gaps.

IPOPHL is now offering this service through the IP Search and Documentation Division (IPSDD) of the Documentation, Information, and Technology Transfer Bureau (DITTB).