How do you get ahead and secure your business’ competitive edge in today's highly competitive global economy? The answer may lie in your intangible assets (IA) and IP. If you are looking to effectively leverage your company’s IA and IP for growth and create new revenue streams, our programme can help you answer these questions and more:
How are different IP types protected, and do protection scopes vary?
How do I specify the class(es) of my goods and/or services when registering for a trade mark?
What is the difference between franchising and licensing – and which is a better approach for my business?
Get a headstart in unlocking your business’ full potential with IA/IP in our “Applying IP Fundamentals in Business”. In this programme, you will learn to:
Not sure if this course is for you? We highlight practical use cases for IA/IP in business, and how it can help you achieve your business goals in our article, “Learning How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in an Evolving Landscape”.
Access the online modules of your choice, which should take you about 12 hours to complete over a duration of one to two weeks. Learners can learn and network with others in the online platform via mind maps, case studies, scenario-based animations and peer-to-peer discussion forums.
At the end of the one to two weeks, you will be required to attend a half-day classroom session on 27 April or 4 May, for each module. Learners have to be familiar with the online content prior to the intense classroom session, where you will apply what you have learnt through group work/activities.
Renee Xavier is the founder and director of Alpha & Omega Law Corporation, a Singapore law firm specialising in Intellectual Asset law since 2003, with offices in Malaysia and the Philippines.
Admitted to practice in Singapore, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, Renee is accredited with 30 years of experience in intellectual property, civil, commercial, real estate, property, banking and corporate law.
Since 2017, Renee has been recognized annually as one of the world’s leading IP strategists when she was presented the prestigious IAM Strategy 300 award by Globe Business Media Group.
Today, Renee continues to champion the strategic management and deployment of IP and is passionate about helping clients commercialise and capitalise on their IP assets to generate revenue and achieve sustainable growth.
She also enjoys passing on her wealth of knowledge via teaching engagements with IPOS International/IP Academy Singapore at IPOS International, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University.
Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house experience in technology businesses spanning over a decade. Currently, as a faculty member at IP Academy, he teaches and speaks on practice and management courses covering intellectual property and trade secrets.
Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specialising in IP, Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trade mark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, the European Union, China, Singapore and Australia. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.
With an engineering training, Chong Yuan has also tutored and conducted research at the engineering school of a Singapore university. He is also an inventor of a USA patent (no. 6853626).
Eric heads the Business Development at IPOS International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Eric oversees the expansion of IPOS International into key global markets, providing advisory and solutions to private enterprises and governments on intellectual property (IP) creation, commercialisation and management.
Prior to IPOS International, Eric led the IP and Science Solution Consulting team (Southeast Asia) at Clarivate Analytics, advising clients on their IP challenges in R&D innovation and commercialisation. He also represented the media conglomerate in high level industry conferences and exhibitions and engaged key opinion leaders in research discovery and IP related sectors. In his time with Hewlett Packard, Eric handled IP portfolio management and technology licensing, with a focus on strategic analyses of major technology companies to identify cross licensing opportunities, uncover patent acquisition targets and convert IP assets for sale.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from the National University of Singapore. He is also a qualified Project Management professional and a certified WSQ ACLP trainer.
A new GST rate of 8% will be applicable for all invoices issued by IPOS International on or after 1 January 2023.
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Members Eligibility for UTAP Application
Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP
For more information on UTAP application, please call the NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for or offset the course fees.
If you are claiming your SkillsFuture Credits for this course, please inform us via email. Click here to log in with your SingPass to make your SkillsFuture Credits claim.
Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents may be eligible for up to 70% of course fee funding for this course. Please refer to the course fee table above.
Please note that the same participant is required to fulfil the attendance of the online learning and the classroom session. No funding from SSG will be provided if there are any variations in this and IPOS International will seek payment for full course fees if this requirement cannot be met.
Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only Ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are not eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.
Note: SSG will be revising course fee funding and Absentee Payroll funding with effect from 1 Jan 2022. Please click here for more information. The above information is based on course commencing from 1 Jan 2022 onwards.