Marcia Ruth Gabriela Fernandez

Marcia Ruth Gabriela Peczon Fernandez

Room 3101, Faculty Center (Bulwagang Rizal), University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 9818500 loc. 2366
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, U.P. Diliman Lower Ground Floor, PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Avenue, Quezon City 9272567, 9272568 (tel/fax)


Educational Background

A.B. Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1994 (magna cum laude, member, Pi Gammu Mu honor society 1994)

Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1998 (Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence, 9th place class of 1998, Member, Order of the Purple Feather [Honor society of the U.P. College of Law] 1994-1998)

Work/ Professional Experience

Lawyer – admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1999

Instructor 7 (temporary), Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman from SY 1999-2000 up to December 31, 2003

Assistant Professor 1 (temporary), Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman - January 2004 to 26 May 2004

Assistant Professor 1 (permanent/tenured), Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman – 27 May 2004 to 30 June 2005

Assistant Professor 3 (permanent/tenured), Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman – 1 July 2005 to 31 March 2008

Assistant Professor 5 (permanent/tenured), Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman – 1 April 2008 to 31 May 2009

Assistant Professor 6 (permanent/tenured). Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, U.P. Diliman – 01 June 2009 to present

(Areas: Sociological theory, Sociology of Law) Consultant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, U.P. Diliman – April to June 2004

Program Development Associate, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, U.P. Diliman – July 2004 to present (PDA functions include proposing policies/guidelines pertaining to the intellectual property program of U.P. Diliman [outright grant for intellectual property applications, research service agreements, disclosure evaluation procedures, etc. ], monitoring the IP grant scheme, reviewing and negotiating research agreements, etc.)

Consultant, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines July to December 2009

Member, Senate Technical Working Committee Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (as consultant of the IPO)

Member, Internal Technical Working Committee and Technical Working Group for the Crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10055 (as DOST consultant)

Member, Internal Technical Working Committees and Technical Working Group for the Crafting of the Guidelines for RA 10055 (as DOST consultant)

PUBLICATIONS

Law and Society: Collected Works of Perfecto V. Fernandez, U.P. College of Law, 2006 [Editor’s introduction containing an explanation of the author’s theoretical framework (philosophy of law and sociology of law) reviewed by CSSP Dean Zosimo E. Lee, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy; Prof. Carmelo V. Sison, U.P. College of Law; Atty. Jose Laureta (former Secretary, U.P. College of Law) and Dean Pacifico Agabin (former Dean of the U.P. College of Law)].

Review of “Gender Sensitivity in the Court System” in Review of Women’s Studies Vol. XII, Nos. 1 and 2, January to December 2002 (refereed)

Technical assistance - special issue on Violence Against Women and Children, Vol. XI Nos. 1& 2 Review of Women’s Studies, January-December 2001

RESEARCH

2004 Philippine National Oil Company Professorial Chair “A Preliminary Study of the Productions of Masteral and Doctorate Students of the Department of Sociology and Social Welfare of the University of the Philippines Diliman (1951-1961)”

ONGOING RESEARCH

2010 Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development Department of Science and Technology and University of the Philippines Diliman MOA Documenting Stakeholder’s Experiences, Assumptions and Perspectives Regarding Valuation and Commercialization of Technology Produced

Through Publicly Funded Research for the Purpose of Crafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations and Guidelines for the Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (Discussion paper used as the instrument for the research was posted on-line and transmitted via electronic mail by the DOST Secretariat to participants of the consultation meetings. A draft terminal report was submitted on August 2011 to PCASTRD while the researcher was awaiting comments from the Technical Working Group in anticipation of the finalization of the Guidelines. Subsequent comments and requests for revision of the guidelines were thereafter received by the researcher through the Department of Science and Technology from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Intellectual Property Office on 21 March 2012 which will be incorporated in the final version of the report. )

CONFERENCE/SEMINAR/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Speaker for the Department of Sociology (academic assessment highlights and methodological critique of the academic assessment instrument of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs), College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Faculty Conference, MMLDC Foundation, Antipolo, 13-15 April 2007

Two presentations titled “Intellectual Property Laws and Innovation and Creation in State Universities and Colleges” and “Busines Planning and Commercialization and the Limits of Patent Protection” for the seminar-workshop titled “Institutionalizing Intellectual Property in State Colleges and Universities”, Central Luzon State University, 22-23 May 2007 under a joint project of the Commission on Higher Education, Intellectual Property Office and Ayala Foundation, Inc.

“A Case Study of the University of the Philippines Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development Using the National Innovations System Approach” , paper presented for the session on University Think Tanks: Impact of Research and Development on Economic Growth, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association 2008 Conference, 13-15 March 2008, Renaissance Hotel, Makati City Main lecture ““Intellectual Property Matters for Research Dissemination and Publication in the Social Sciences” Seminar on Research Dissemination (Outreach program under the National Research Council of the Philippines Department of Science and Technology Division of Social Sciences in cooperation with the Philippine Association for Graduate Education Region I , 18 November 2008, Saint Louis College, San Fernando City, La Union

“UP Diliman’s Strategies and Experiences in Technology Transfer Using the National Innovation Systems Approach” Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development IP management Training Cum Writeshop on Technology Valuation and Technology Transfer Modes 14- 16 December 2009 PCARRD Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna “Using the National Innovation System Concept for Learning Lessons from Existing

IP Policies of Universities and Research and Development Institutions” DOST IX, Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development WESMARRDEC IP Management: Training Cum Write-shop on Institutional IP Policy Drafting 13-15 April 2010 Zamboanga City

“A University Perspective on the Technology Transfer Act of 2009” Joint Philippines Singapore Meeting of the Licensing Executives Society 04 May 2010

“Salient Provisions of the Technology Transfer Act of 2009” ACCRALaw Firm meeting 16 October 2010

“The Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 and IP Ownership Issues in Public Private Research Agreements” Asean Regional Seminar Workshop on Intelelctual Property Management and Technology Commercialization organized by the ASEAN Secretariat and the United States Patent and Trademark Office in cooperation with the Philippine IPO 15 June 2011