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Ace C. Acosta

Managing Director & Head of Patent Annuities ┃ Dennemeyer Philippines


An Intellectual Property and technology transfer professional with over 12 years experience working in the government, research, consulting, and start-up industry. Ace has worked in various fields of IP spanning prosecution, commercialization, enforcement, and management and has helped multiple inventors, start-up companies, corporations, and academic and government institutions protect, commercialize, enforce, and manage their IP Assets. He has also published diverse research publications on IP and lectured on IP and technology transfer topics both in the Philippines and abroad. In 2015, in acknowledgment of his campaigning and advocating for Intellectual Property in the Philippines, Ace was awarded the “Ulirang Guro (Exemplary Teacher)” recognition by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Ace graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor's degree in organizational Communication and a post-graduate diploma in Public Management. He is also a Master of Science in Innovation and Business degree holder from the Asian Institute of Management, graduating with academic distinction.

Ace is certified by the Global Innovation Management Institute as an Innovation Associate, a certification he received upon winning silver in the 2021 Global Innovation Olympics where he led the AIM team in competition against other top business universities around the world. Apart from IP, he also ventured into the tech start-up scene by co-founding Raketeer, a social start-up that gives job access to Filipino out-of-school youth.

Currently, Ace is the Managing Director and Head of Patent Annuities at Dennemeyer Philippines Inc., the newest office of Dennmeyer IP Group, one of the largest and the only full-service provider for global IP Management today. Before being promoted to Managing Director, Ace served Dennemeyer as a consultant in charge of building and creating Dennemeyer’s office in the Philippines.

Ace C. Acosta speaks English and has been active in the field of IP since 2012.

Area of expertise: IP portfolio management, management, management of teams, strategy, executive leadership, talent management, consulting

Qualifications & authorizations

  • Certified Innovation Associate – Level 1, Global Innovation Management Institute

Awards & memberships

  • Ulirang Guro (Exemplary Teacher)” recognition given by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.
  • Academic Distinction Awardee (Master of Science in Innovation 2021-2022 and Business) - Asian Institute of Management

Selected publications

  1.  “The need for a robust invention disclosure process through digital technology as an aid in the effective Technology Transfer and IP commercialization in Philippine Higher Education Institutions” - Presented during the 4th IPOPHL-DLSU IP and Innovation Research Conference, April 2023
  2.  “Citizen and Government Cooperation in IP Rights Protection and Enforcement in the Philippines: Implementing an Efficient Online IP Violation Reporting System in the IPOPHL” – Published in Japan Patent Office Enishi, Aug.2020
  3.  “Spearheading an IP education: Efforts to initiate an IP Education in the University of the Philippines” – Published in Japan Patent Office Enishi, Dec.2015