Commercialization of Start-Up Agricultural Biotechnologies Pushed

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Commercialization of Start-Up Agricultural Biotechnologies Pushed


Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA

The Philippines has sufficient laws such as the Intellectual Property (IP) Code and the Magna Carta for Science and Technology Workers (MCST) to back up commercialization of startup technologies, but government has to codify these to encourage extensive patenting and licensing for these technologies.

Congress, in fact, may no longer need to come up with a law similar to the US's Bayh Dole Act as suggested by some sectors since these existing laws already warrant patenting-licensing which will give commercial incentives to inventors including those in the agricultural biotechnology industries.

"We have sufficient legal framework that will protect intellectual property rights. That is a gold mine that science workers don't know of," said Lawyer Ronilo A. Beronio, deputy executive director of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (Philrice), said in an interview during the Philippine Biotechnology Summit.

Other laws like the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) and the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 2000 to 2005 all support protection of the development of the country's research and development (R&D) sectors all in line with the advancement of the agriculture industry.

The MCST is one law that protects intellectual property rights (IPR) of science and technology (S&T) workers whether they are from the private sector of the public sector. These S&T workers can in fact own these technologies given their proper application for a patent that will show their ownership of these research and development (R&D) efforts.

It is unfortunate, Beronio said, that government S&T workers have a misperception of the "public servant" function of the Department of Agriculture (DA) or the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Because of the perception that S&T workers cannot own technologies, many highly-promising R&D results have been archived, lost to foreign business interests or lost to private commercial enterprise without giving even a small benefit to government workers. …

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