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3 Main Options for Extending IP Rights Internationally
Depending on your business goals and target markets, one option could offer the speed and coverage at the cost that's right for your business. Here're some useful insights on your three main options for extending IP rights internationally.
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Are Computer-Implemented Inventions Patentable in Singapore?
Intangible Assets | Innovation | Global Trends & Tech
Are Computer-Implemented Inventions Patentable in Singapore?
Patentability of computer-implemented inventions can be highly contentious. The court scene on computer program patentability in Singapore is much more muted, and important legal questions relating to the subject matters of exclusion and the exclusion test await a clear answer.
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
IP Considerations When Going Global
Growing your venture abroad? For a successful expansion, ensure that your IP is protected in your target markets, especially if your expansion strategy relies heavily on exercising your IP rights. Here are some useful IP considerations when going global.
Diversity Drives Innovation – In Conversation with Dr Ming Tan
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets | Insider Perspective
Diversity Drives Innovation – In Conversation with Dr Ming Tan
A robust IP regime and respect for the value of intangible assets are vital to an innovative economy. Set up in 2019, IPOS International offers solutions to public agencies and enterprises by bringing together unique technical capabilities in patent search, examination and analytics, IP management and skills development.
3 Steps to Writing an IP Strategy
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
3 Steps to Writing an IP Strategy
Putting together an IP strategy for the first time can seem an intimidating task - here are three simple steps you can take to start the process!
The Building Blocks of The LEGO Group’s IP Strategy
Managing Intangible Assets | Insider Perspective
The Building Blocks of The LEGO Group’s IP Strategy
When it comes to truly global brands, any review of the most recognised companies must include The LEGO Group, which has been at the forefront of innovative toys for decades. IPOS International had the opportunity to discuss IP matters with The LEGO Group’s legal team in APAC to learn more about their ongoing IP strategy.
Pivot Your Business With Intangible Assets In Challenging Times
Managing Intangible Assets | Insider Perspective
Pivot Your Business With Intangible Assets In Challenging Times
IP Strategist Fu Zhikang and EverEdge Managing Director (Asia) Tyler Capson discuss two ways to pivot your business in challenging times to capture new opportunities, and five risks to manage for a successful outcome.
Grow With IP: In Conversation With EverComm CEO, Ted Chen
Intangible Assets | Technology
Grow With IP: In Conversation With EverComm CEO, Ted Chen
EverComm is an energy artificial intelligence start-up that helps governments and enterprises transition into net-zero operations in a cost-effective and scalable way. Hear from Ted Chen, CEO, as they chat with us about their innovation journey, going from green to gold.
Two-way relationship between a business plan and an IP strategy
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
Two-way relationship between a business plan and an IP strategy
Making your IP strategy an integral part of your business plan helps you optimise your IP to achieve your company's objectives. Find out about the two-way relationship between your business plan and your IP strategy in this helpful infographic!
5 Steps To Avoid Patentability Issues in Clinical Trials
Technology | Innovation
5 Steps To Avoid Patentability Issues in Clinical Trials
In pharmaceutical drug development, clinical trial details made publicly available may jeopardise the patentability of the drug. Yet, supporting data such as trial results are needed for a successful patent application! How then, can biotechnology companies resolve this conundrum? Our '5 Steps To Avoid Patentability Issues in Clinical Trials' infographic provides some tips.
Deal or No Deal? Four Strategies to Manage IP Disclosure Risks in Collaborations
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
Deal or No Deal? Four Strategies to Manage IP Disclosure Risks in Collaborations
To survive in today’s competitive environment, many companies are collaborating to share resources and capture new markets, which often require them to provide access to key intellectual property (IP) or intangible assets (IA). Can companies collaborate safely without losing control over their most valuable assets?
How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls on Copyright for Media Creatives
Managing Intangible Assets
How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls on Copyright for Media Creatives
Copyright and intellectual property (IP) is at the core of all content creation. As a media creative generating content, it is important to understand and be mindful of copyright issues to protect your content copyright but also avoid infringing on others.
Four Main IP Pathways Businesses Can Prioritise
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
Four Main IP Pathways Businesses Can Prioritise
How can you best protect your company's most valuable assets? We break down the four most common types of intellectual property rights you can obtain to keep infringers at bay.
Trade Mark Registration Process in Singapore
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
Trade Mark Registration Process in Singapore
The quickest way to protect your business against competitors is to register your trade mark. Secure your edge with these six simple registration steps.
Patents and Trade Secrets: A Dual Strategy for Business Growth
Managing Intangible Assets | Insider Perspective
Patents and Trade Secrets: A Dual Strategy for Business Growth
Patents or trade secrets? Companies grapple with choosing between the two to best protect their innovations, especially with shrinking budgets. Why not both? Our IP Strategists discuss the pros and cons, and how a dual strategy is possible.
3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement
Managing Intangible Assets
3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement
Avoiding IP infringement protects your business, so you can focus on delivering on your customer promise. Here are three simple tips to avoid copyright infringement.
10 Dos and Don’ts on IP Protection
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
10 Dos and Don’ts on IP Protection
How can you protect and enforce your IP rights? We've created a checklist of quick must-know tips in '10 Dos and Don’ts on IP Protection'.
Coffee Break ☕ – How many intangible assets are in a cup of coffee?
Intangible Assets
Coffee Break ☕ – How many intangible assets are in a cup of coffee?
How many intangible assets are hidden in a simple cup of coffee? Your business may possess just as many valuable intangible assets (IA) or intellectual property (IP). Speak to us to find out how you can uncover your most valuable resources through an IP audit.
IP and Design: Your intellectual property journey
Intangible Assets | Managing Intangible Assets
IP and Design: Your intellectual property journey
Do you work in design? In this infographic, learn why intellectual property is important in design and how you can protect it. Created with DesignSingapore, this is the first of a three part series of infographics on IP and design.
IP Playbook for Going Global
Global Trends & Tech
IP Playbook for Going Global
So, your company has reached a milestone. Sales are good and you are finding the local market a little saturated. You have a good product and you are eager to grow your business further. Perhaps it’s time to start looking overseas?
Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights in the Fight against COVID-19
Global Trends & Tech
Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights in the Fight against COVID-19
Nine days before the World Health Organization officially notified the public of a flu-like outbreak in China, a small Canadian artificial intelligence startup warned its clients of a potential outbreak near a market in Wuhan, China.
The (Copyright) Game is Afoot: A Look at IP Issues Surrounding Netflix’s Latest Film, Enola Holmes
Insider Perspective
The (Copyright) Game is Afoot: A Look at IP Issues Surrounding Netflix’s Latest Film, Enola Holmes
With all the “work from home” going on, we’ve all likely been watching more film and TV than usual. One of the more interesting releases this year is Enola Holmes on Netflix, because of a related complaint filed in the District Court of New Mexico alleging that the film infringes copyright in the original Arthur Conan Doyle novels.
The Pandemic: Obstacle or Opportunity?
Managing Intangible Assets
The Pandemic: Obstacle or Opportunity?
How does a company thrive during a pandemic? Look around and you may notice businesses that have been able to achieve success and scale despite the global economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. From our observation, these companies have some common traits.
How Effective IP Management Can Help Your SME
Intangible Assets
How Effective IP Management Can Help Your SME
There is a common perception that intellectual property (IP) laws only serve multinational conglomerates with product functions that require patenting, or pop superstars with content that requires copyright protection. But IP is relevant to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) too—it could even be the key to their survival.
The Birth of IPOS International, One Year On
Insider Perspective
The Birth of IPOS International, One Year On
We were there at the birth of IPOS International. Like an expectant – pun intended – parent awaiting and planning for the birth of their child. However, nothing could prepare us for the actual whirlwind of activities this new beginning would entail!
Making Trade Mark Decisions Based on Cost Considerations: A Model for Action
Intangible Assets
Making Trade Mark Decisions Based on Cost Considerations: A Model for Action
In environments where budgets are finite, creating a resilient, quantifiable methodology for making strategic filing decisions is key. While companies with deep pockets can afford to file numerous marks without having to choose between occupying the market or testing the strength of the contemplated sign, for those with a more modest budget, the cost of creating, maintaining and defending a trade mark portfolio can quickly add up, leading to a poor return on investment (ROI), if not planned and managed carefully.
Breathing value into businesses through innovation, creativity and co-operation
Insider Perspective
Breathing value into businesses through innovation, creativity and co-operation
In this insightful and interactive sharing session, Dr Ming Tan responds openly to the questions posed by student representatives from IPSA on a range of topics, discussing the role of IPOS International, changes in the current challenging business climate, and issues related to intellectual property (“IP”) and intangible assets (“IA”).
The Art of the Disclosure: How your business will benefit from reporting intangible assets the right way
Managing Intangible Assets
The Art of the Disclosure: How your business will benefit from reporting intangible assets the right way
Intangible assets are a major driver of corporate value and growth, but they are often not fully recognized on financial statements. This is a problematic gap which can be addressed by making IA disclosures on company financial reports.
A Plain-English Guide to Filing a Trade Mark Application in Singapore
Managing Intangible Assets
A Plain-English Guide to Filing a Trade Mark Application in Singapore
If you are not an IP professional, trade mark applications can be a bit of a mystery. This guide is intended to be a short, simple, and practical walkthrough of the things you may need to think about when registering your trade mark in Singapore.
A Cure for Covid-19 – Patent Pending?
Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
A Cure for Covid-19 – Patent Pending?
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a race in the biomedical industry to find effective COVID-19 treatments. While enterprises dealing in repurposed drugs will experience great growth opportunities to meet the needs and demands of new customers and markets, they also face challenges of patent protection in having to prove the effectiveness of the new uses and fulfil the other patent requirements.
Rethink Your Business And Reimagine Your Future
Managing Intangible Assets
Rethink Your Business And Reimagine Your Future
For the last few years, it’s been a common refrain that the pace of change has been accelerating. Then along comes something like Covid-19 and reminds us that there’s “change” and then there’s “CHANGE”. What we are facing now is REAL change. Change that will have long-lasting and deep implications for us all.
Growing Your Business While Embracing CSR – A Razer Case Study
Managing Intangible Assets | Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
Growing Your Business While Embracing CSR – A Razer Case Study
Many of us are familiar with Razer Inc. as one of the top global gaming hardware companies. During this COVID-19 crisis, Razer moved out of the gaming space to help Singapore and South East Asia combat the virus by manufacturing and distributing surgical masks.
Harnessing Data to Assess the Impact of a Viral Pandemic
Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
Harnessing Data to Assess the Impact of a Viral Pandemic
Data, as an intangible asset, can be harnessed to help enterprises not only make sense of these uncertain times but open up new possibilities to overcome the challenges it brings. Our IP Strategists offer insight into how data surrounding the COVID-19 situation can be interpreted for business outcomes.
Overcoming IP Challenges for Commercial Success: A Chat with AU Optronics
Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
Overcoming IP Challenges for Commercial Success: A Chat with AU Optronics
Dr. Spencer Yu, Senior Director, Head of Intellectual Asset Office of AUO shares his views on successful commercialisation collaborations, intellectual property (IP) challenges and the US-China trade war's impact on IP.
Enhance Your Evolving Tech-Business With An Enduring Brand
Managing Intangible Assets | Global Trends & Tech
Enhance Your Evolving Tech-Business With An Enduring Brand
If you are running a tech business, which intangible asset is the most important, your technology, brand, data, or network of business relationships? In the first instance, one might immediately perceive the technology to be of greatest importance, since it is the most basic aspect which the business is built upon.
Reimagine Your Business with IP
Managing Intangible Assets | Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
Reimagine Your Business with IP
Much ink has been spilt by the media on how business models and paradigms must change in order for companies to remain relevant in the face of rapid technological advancements and increasing global connectivity. Much less has been written on how exactly SMEs can transform their business.
IP Management Strategies for Water Startups: A Webinar
Managing Intangible Assets | Insider Perspective
IP Management Strategies for Water Startups: A Webinar
Hear from our IP Strategist Fu Zhikang on how water startups can leverage their intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) to succeed in collaboration and licensing negotiations, and drive business growth and expansion.
From Pulling Data to Pushing Borders
Global Trends & Tech | Insider Perspective
From Pulling Data to Pushing Borders
Understanding data well opens new business opportunities. IP Strategist Alrik Tan illustrates how companies like WeChat and Nintendo uses data to push boundaries and grow new markets.
Intellectual Property Rights and the Virtual World
Global Trends & Tech
Intellectual Property Rights and the Virtual World
How does intellectual property (IP) work in the virtual world? IP Strategist Mark Cheng talks about the use of IP in virtual reality (VR) and the potential opportunities and pitfalls.
Unleash Your Brand Potential Without Boundaries
Managing Intangible Assets
Unleash Your Brand Potential Without Boundaries
How do you protect your brand effectively as part of your business growth strategy? IP Strategist Ye Thu Aung shares on the different ways to protect your brand through the use of trade marks.
Intangible Assets 101 for Startups
Managing Intangible Assets
Intangible Assets 101 for Startups
Why should startups be concerned about their intangible assets against all other competing priorities? IP Strategist Fu Zhikang discusses the importance of identifying and managing intangible assets as a startup.
Harnessing IP in Today’s Digital Economy
Global Trends & Tech
Harnessing IP in Today’s Digital Economy
How do you place a value on intangible resources within your company? Head of Enterprise Engagement, Ong Pei Wen shares on the value and impact of intangible assets on businesses today and the potential opportunities and risks associated with IP.
Fight for Your Intangible Assets
Managing Intangible Assets
Fight for Your Intangible Assets
How do you protect your most valuable resource and fight copycats who infringe your IP? IP Strategist Ye Thu Aung highlights the different considerations for business owners when making strategic decisions around IP protection or enforcement.