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Engineering Faculty of Universitas Indonesia Community Service Team Gives IPR & Patent Training at health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya

Research is one of the important components in the tri dharma of higher education. Innovations or new discoveries can be made because of research activities. The more research that has passed a series of trials and implemented the results in real life, the more meaningful the existence of these researchers.

For a researcher, the research that has been carried out has no meaning if the research output cannot be managed properly. The output of the research can be in the form of scientific articles (national and international) which have an important role in disseminating information to the public related to the field they are engaged in. Dissemination of research information contributes to science to support further research.

Research outputs can also take the form of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and patents. Both of these outcomes are very important to secure the results of research innovations that have been carried out.

Realizing this, the Community Service Team of the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (UI) in collaboration with the Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health Tasikmalaya (Poltekkes Tasikmalaya) conducted training on making drafts of IPR and Patents to support potential research outcomes. The training participants consisted of 68 lecturers and researchers from Poltekkes Tasikmalaya. The material was delivered by the Faculty of Engineering UI community service team consisting of Dr. Eng. Muhamad Sahlan, S.Si., M.Eng., and Dr. Kenny Lischer, S.T., M.T.

“The writing of a patent draft is different from the way of writing a scientific article. With this training, it is hoped that the participants from Poltekkes Tasikmalaya will be able to recognize the types of IPR (intellectual property rights) and Patents, terms and conditions, preparation for filing, and how to apply for intellectual property rights and Patents until they are licensed. The participants are expected to make a patent draft which will then be trained at the next meeting,” said Dr. Sahlan when giving training materials on intellectual property rights and Patent drafts.

“The training session was conducted by focusing more on how to manage research results, writing procedures, detailed formats, and preparation of submissions. The target of this activity is Health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya can produce five draft patents that are ready to be filed. It is hoped that the number of patents for Indonesian works will increase in the future,” said Dr. Kenny Lischer, S.T., M.T. as resource persons for the second training session.

One of the trainees and lecturers from the Health Polytechnic of Tasikmalaya Dita Eka Mardiani, S.ST, M. KEB., welcomed the implementation of this training which was conducted in September and October 2021. “With this training and mentoring activity, we are increasingly excited to regulate the management of research outputs at the Tasikmalaya Health Polytechnic in the form of scientific articles (national and international), intellectual property rights, and patents. This is done as an effort to improve the quality of research outputs as well as indirectly encourage the quantity of research results that have been carried out,” said Dita.

The Tasikmalaya Health Polytechnic is a Technical Implementation Unit from the Ministry of Health in charge of implementing vocational education in the health sector at the Diploma and professional level as well as other programs in accordance with statutory regulations.

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