IP creation, protection, and commercialisation – these three spokes in the innovation cycle are key to sustainable innovation, and different stakeholders from governments and business owners, to researchers and academics, play important roles in moving the cycle along. With that in mind, last week over 100 participants from half a dozen countries including Hong Kong, […]
How does the patent system incentivise technological change and innovation? Last week, 50 public sector participants from ASEAN countries explored this topic as part of a regional online workshop series organised by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the USPTO Global IP Academy. Alongside panellists from FPA Patent Attorneys and Amica Law LLC, our […]
We are bridging possibilities in Qatar! Tapping on our uniquely Singaporean insights from both Asian and Western contexts, 15 patent and legal professionals from Qatar’s IP Department (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) attended a four-day training programme last week on patent examination in the global city of Doha. As part of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s […]
Dr Jack Cheng, IP Academy faculty member spoke to 182 students from 18 countries on innovation and the IP landscape in ASEAN at the 2019 NUS Enterprise Summer Programme. Focusing on entrepreneurship, Jack also shared the role of IA and IP in Singapore’s innovation strategy, IP/IA management in a supply chain and how entrepreneurs can avoid […]
At the invitation of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the Intellectual Design Group (IDG), IPOS International spoke to a group of inventors and researchers as part of a one-week training programme. Director of IP Strategy Solutions, Ms Trina Ha engaged with the participants on IP internationalisation strategies, negotiation tactics and ways to use IP and intangible assets for business […]
IP Academy hosted close to 50 Chinese government officials from Hainan and Zhejiang. Over their two-week visit, the delegates showed great interest in IP/IA’s role in the global economy and learnt about the role of IA/IP in international trade and IA/IP management for government officials.
Enterprises exploring opportunities in Japan were invited a seminar held in collaboration with National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT) and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). Participants gained insight and perspectives on practical IP considerations for SMEs when looking to expand into Japan.
IP Academy visited the office of automotive giant Geely — one of the largest carmakers in China. Warmly welcomed by Geely’s Head of IP — Mr Dai Yang with tours of the Geely and Volvo offices and we even had the rare opportunity to test drive the latest Geely car.
IP Academy met Jessie Zheng, Alibaba’s Chief Risk Officer and Chief Platform Governance Officer, at the company’s Hangzhou headquarters. In addition to an office tour, there were also discussions on potential collaborations such as joint brand protection seminars — a key focus area for Alibaba.
IP Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zhejiang University—one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China to collaborate in joint research on IP systems in ASEAN, joint training for Executive MBA students and two-way learning journeys for enterprises.
Daren Tang — Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Chief Executive and IPOS International Chairman shared on the role of IP in the international economic system to over 50 senior government leaders at the prestigious Chinese Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) Forum.
IP Academy conducted our first-ever training programme in Doha for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) patent examiners team. Some of the topics covered in the session included the examination of biotechnology and biochemistry patents with emphasis on claims construction, search mechanics and databases and substantive examination criteria.
IP Academy and the Department of Intellectual Property in Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce co-organised a week-long IP workshop for ASEAN public sector participants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The course saw participants coming together to learn more about the ASEAN IP landscape, IP strategy, management and enforcement through classroom sessions and learning journeys.
In partnership with NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education – SCALE, IP Academy curated a two-week programme for over 100 students from 17 different Chinese universities. Besides learning about intangible assets, IP and innovation management, the students also went on learning journeys to local and international companies to see how they effectively use and manage […]