9. OWNERSHIP AND UTILIZATION OF PROGRAMS/PROJECTS RESULTS/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS PROTECTION

9.1. The ownership/intellectual property and Intellectual Property Rights resulting from a program/project partially or fully financed by DOST or any of its grant-giving units shall be governed by MC 001, S. 2002 (See Annex D) and RA 10055 or the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009.

9.2. Any new or innovative product, process and equipment resulting from a program/project fully or partially financed by DOST or any of its grant-giving units shall be reported immediately to Funding Agency. In any application of said innovation, the name of Funding Agency shall be indicated as the assignee of the patent.

9.3. In case the project produces a book or any type of publication, five (5) copies shall be submitted immediately at the end of the program/project. The proponent shall acknowledge the Funding Agency for the assistance provided bin both the outside and inside covers of the book. Where applicable, resulting copyright, should be based on the terms and conditions of the Funding Agency.

9.4. Before a proponent can apply for patent, copyright, trade secret, trade mark and/or publish research results generated from any GIA assisted program/project, there should be prior consultation with the Funding Agency. The assistance provided by DOST or any of its grant-giving units shall be acknowledge in any application. The Funding Agency may publish, disseminate or promote the results of a research program/project subject to the confidentiality agreement between and/or among concerned parties.