MMSU personnel qualify for ASEAN fellowship program

Three personnel from the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) were qualified as fellows of the Pioneering Intellectual Property Program (PIP) for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Young Researchers 2020. 


Dr. Mark R. Limon, Engr. Artbellson Mamuri, and Ms. Alecsis G. Villarin were accepted to the program because of their “excellent research track and enthusiasm to know more about Intellectual Property.”


Dr. Limon is the chief of MMSU’s food safety and product quality assurance, while Engr. Mamuri and Ms. Villarin are research assistants of the University’s Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IP-TBM) Office.


The fellowship program is a three-month online workshop series that aims to harness the talent and drive of young ASEAN researchers to better understand intellectual property in the context of their research. 


Established by the ASEAN Young Scientists Network, in partnership with Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), the program envisions “to create a pool of IP-competent ASEAN researchers who will champion the realization of the science, technology, and innovation (STI) potential in the region.” 


In the workshops, the fellows will be taught on the fundamentals of IP knowledge, to engage with IP experts, to convene and network with other professionals, and to be nurtured by an academic culture that promotes interactions between scientists, investors, and industry.


The activities will be run by professional members from LESI societies starting from November 17, 2020 to February 2, 2021. – Daniel P. Tapaoan, Jr. and Niña Christelle M. Sumintac (StratCom)