Second National Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization in Manila, Philippines

April 21, 2009 - April 23, 2009

CLDP organized the Second National Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization April 21-23 in Manila, the Philippines, jointly with the Philippines Intellectual Property Research and Training Institute (IPRTI). The three-day course targeted personnel of academic institutions and RDIs that will actually be performing technology transfer functions and consisted of lectures, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, interactive working sessions, and practical application through targeted case studies. Upon completion of this course, the participants gained a genuine understanding of the operational and practical framework for technology transfer, and are now able to apply the skills they learned from the course in their work in the institutions they come from. The course also prepared the participants for advanced training workshops. This workshop followed a successful November 2008 workshop organized by CLDP and IPRTI in Manila in which judges received advanced training on intellectual property (IP) issues aiming to increase the enforcement of IP rights such as warrants for search and seizure, evidence gathering and evaluation.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop