The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) confers the Gold Award to PhilRice for its achievement on intellectual property (IP) in a ceremony at Sequoia Hotel Manila, March 28.
IPOPHL recognizes the Institute’s Innovation and Technology Support Office for conducting 12 IP awareness activities, two patent search seminars, and one patent drafting seminar in 2022.
PhilRice has also filed invention patents for six technologies including straight-row planted weeder for wet and dry field, mini rice combine harvesting apparatus for small paddy fields, and process for selecting rice varieties for varietal mixture.
Patent for the process of making instant GABA rice congee and formulation used thereto, hypotonic freshening spray and a method of producing the same, method and platform for image acquisition of trichome density and orientation for characterizing stem borer resistance in rice were also filed.
In 2022, PhilRice also commercialized the seed cleaner, microtiller, laboy tiller, combine harvester, reversible dryer, and buoyant tiller through licensing agreements with machine manufacturers. These have duly undergone fairness opinion board evaluations facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology as part of the requirements for RA 10055 or the Technology Transfer Act of 2009.