Intellectual Property

UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM-TTBDO)

Before Republic Act 10055 was enacted, intellectual property rights and related activities were managed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), under the Chief of the University of the Philippines Manila Legal Office. The University of the Philippines underwent restructuring following the promulgation of the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009. In 2011, UP revised its Intellectual Property Policy to align with the governing law. Within the next year, the University of the Philippines System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) was created, replacing the Technology Licensing Office.

Because of the organizational changes at the UP System- level and in recognition of the expanding role of an IPO in the university, UP Manila moved to create the UPM Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM TTBDO), to manage intellectual property, innovation, and technology transfer in the campus. With the approval of the UP Board of Regents, UPM TTBDO was established in August 28, 2015.

Our Mission & Vision


“The University of the Philippines Manila – Technology Transfer and Business Development Office will proactively and competently secure and translate proprietary ideas and research outputs into scalable products and services that are responsive to the health needs of Filipinos and the world. We will manage the organization’s resources with integrity and commitment in providing opportunities for growth and productivity of its people. We will provide a secure, efficient and state of the art management and operation system of the University’s intellectual properties, and excellence in business processes by following ethical and credible industry standards and partnerships.”


“To be the Leading technology transfer office in the Philippines that secures and translates health innovations towards nation building, in collaboration with local and International universities and industries by 2026”

Our Mandate


We stimulate the proactive disclosure of research outputs and creative works in the university.


We deliver operative and decisive technology assessments towards the realization of relevant intellectual property protection.

Scale to serve

We catalyze technology deployment for the public good while balancing the advancement and sustainability of a culture of innovation in the university.

Contact us

UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM-TTBDO) 2nd Floor Damian Hall, Old CAMP Building Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Open Mondays to Fridays 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN & 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Tel. No.: 5310 5731

Fax No.: 5310 5727

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