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IPOS International engages students from 18 countries at NUS Enterprise Summer Programme
International
IPOS International engages students from 18 countries at NUS Enterprise Summer Programme

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 […]

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IPOS International engages inventors and researchers in Bangkok, Thailand
ASEAN
IPOS International engages inventors and researchers in Bangkok, Thailand

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 […]

50 Chinese government officials visits IP Academy
China
50 Chinese government officials visits IP Academy

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.  

Business Venture into Japan seminar in collaboration with INPIT and JETRO
Japan
Business Venture into Japan seminar in collaboration with INPIT and JETRO

  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.

Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Geely Visit
China
Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Geely Visit

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. 

Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Alibaba Visit
China
Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Alibaba Visit

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.

Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Zhejiang University Memorandum of Understanding
China
Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – Zhejiang University Memorandum of Understanding

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.

Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) Forum
China
Shanghai-Hangzhou Week – China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) Forum

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. 

Inaugural training programme in Qatar
Middle East
Inaugural training programme in Qatar

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.

Inaugural IP workshop in partnership with the Thailand government
ASEAN
Inaugural IP workshop in partnership with the Thailand government

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.  

Joint IP and innovation management training with NUS for students from 17 Chinese universities 
China
Joint IP and innovation management training with NUS for students from 17 Chinese universities 

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 […]