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IP Business Consultants & SMEs
Technology Transfer Offices and Tertiary Institutions
Patent Agents and Lawyers
Graduate Certificate In Intellectual Property Law
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IP Business Consultants & SMEs

The IP Academy aims to conduct IP training programmes focusing on strategies and the business of IP to develop expertise on monetising IP.

Past  [  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2010  ]
Upcoming
Review Risk Management in Intellectual Property  new
24 - 30 Sep 2014

Protect yourself and your company against unnecessary risks!

Effective management of IP risk is crucial and important to maintain an organisation’s competitive edge. Join us in this course to learn how to protect IP assets to improve organisation’s competitive position. You will also learn how to prevent infringement and anticipate IP related risks to avoid financial and reputation damage.

Programme will take place on 24 Sep, 29 and 30 Sep



Monitor and Maintain IP Processes
13 - 14 Oct 2014

"This decade reflects a dramatic increase in the understanding of businesses about the value of their IP and the need for corporate executives to manage the opportunities and the risks arising from IP.” (“Edison in the Boardroom Revisited: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Property" by Harrison and Sullivan, 2012).

In today’s highly dynamic global economy, businesses seeking to make the most of their intellectual property to sustain their competitive advantages need to monitor and maintain their IP processes in alignment with their changing business objectives. Businesses seeking to improve upon their current IP processes are encourage to attend this 2 days intensive training.



Managing Intellectual Property in the Knowledge Economy - Essential skills and know-how  new
21 Oct 2014

(Formally known as the Nuts About IP with Case Studies program)

Intellectual property (IP) is important for businesses.  And IP need not be confusing.

To understand IP is to know that inventions, brands, creative works – things that come from inventiveness and creative effort – are assets with value. Different IP assets need different types of protection to safeguard the business interest in them i.e. inventions are protected by patents, brands are protected by trade marks, creative works are protected by copyrights and confidential information like Coca-Cola's recipe or customer lists are protected by trade secrets.

Yes, the law and system protecting these assets may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key “must-knows” that can help businesses better use these assets in a practical way.



Copyright for the CET Sector
27 Oct 2014

CET professionals today are both content creators and content users.  With the advent of the Internet and technological advances, content is now easily copied, used, built on and disseminated. 

However, most of these resources are copyright works created and owned by other persons.  How are CET professionals to use such copyright works without infringing on the rights of creators?  How do CET professional protect their own works and enforce their rights against infringers?  

Protect yourself against unnecessary risks!  Join us in this course to learn how to better manage copyright matters in your practice as a CET professional.



Past
2014
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Apply Basic Knowledge of Intellectual Property Law to Support an Organisation
8 - 11 Sep 2014

In today's highly competitive global economy, to gain and sustain a competitive edge in the marketplace, it is indispensable for business leaders and managers to be able to understand and effectively leverage on their organisation's intellectual assets/property.    

 

This course seeks to equip participants with a basic understanding of how various aspects of intellectual property law, namely Patent, Registered Designs, Copyright and Trade Mark, can be applied to support and drive businesses in achieving their business strategies and objectives.



IP Week @ SG 2014: IP Insights Seminars
27 Aug 2014

IP Insights is a series of lectures organised by the IP Academy where IP experts from Singapore and around the World share their views on IP issues and challenges faced by businesses and IP professionals today.

Each session is accredited with 1 SILE Public CPD point! Lawyers attending both sessions will have a total of "2" SILE Public CPD points.


Growing Your Business Through Social Media - IP Risks and Protection Strategies
21 Aug 2014

Social media has transformed our means of communication by allowing users to publish and publicize almost anything.  It has also provided unparalled marketing opportunities for businesses to promote their goods or services and engage their customers to build up brand value and loyalty.  However, social media also provides new challenges for businesses, particularly in the areas of intellectual property protection and infringement.

This 3-hour talk will cover the following programme outline to aid businesses to learn how to protect and manage their intellectual assets whilst utilising social media tools and avoid typical pitfalls.



Coffee Talk Series: How to Protect and Manage Your Intellectual Property
31 Jul 2014
The event is a collaboration with Creatives@Work.


HR Day @ SHRI 2014
28 May 2014
HR Day @ SHRI 2014 was supported by the IP Academy (Singapore)


World IP Day 2014: Harnessing the Value of Your Intellectual Property
25 Apr 2014

Business owners and managers, do you really know how valuable your intellectual assets are? Are their potential being harnessed to create greater market value for your businesses?   

Themed "Harnessing the Value of Your Intellectual Property", this year's World IP Day seminar celebrates how businesses have successfully extracted value from their intellectual assets to increase their overall return on investments.

Organised by the IP Academy (Singapore) and supported by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Council, this year's keynote speakers, Dr. Lau Kong Cheen, Senior Director of A. S. Louken Group and Mr. Andre Toh, Partner of Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP, will demonstrate how your company's IP can be harnessed to achieve greater market value.

 

Registrations have closed due to overwhelming response.


Evaluate Business Prospects of Intellectual Property
12 - 14 Mar 2014

The strategic management and efficient use of Intellectual Property Rights can give rise to many opportunities for business owners and managers. Some of the most successful organisations generate revenue from their intellectual assets. They are able to monetise on their innovations, and create both financial and strategic value for long-term growth.

 

Intellectual Property, like any other tangible business asset, needs to be managed properly. Often, business owners miss opportunities to leverage on their companies’ IP assets, and expose their businesses to significant IP risks. Today, markets are driven by global IP competition and business owners must aim to take the appropriate course of action to ensure that they are able to protect their goods and services, maintain a sustainable competitive advantage, and earn revenue from the commercialisation of their IP.

The course has been cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance.


Evaluate Business Significance of Intellectual Property in Franchising
27 - 28 Feb 2014

Franchising is increasingly becoming the preferred business format for expansion. In October 2013, Minister Teo Ser Luck stated that Singapore now has 600 franchise systems with around 40,000 franchisee. Franchising accounts for 18% of Domestic Retail Sales and GDP contribution of franchising is expected to increase from 1.6% to 3 % by 2017.

In line with building a high value IP Ecosystem and assisting businesses to build Intellectual Property capabilities, this course aims to enable participants to understand the impact of Singapore’s legal framework on franchising, the basic franchise mechanisms, identifying a company’s key IP assets and its financial significance as well as how these IP assets are exploited within a franchise network.

Registration for the course has closed.


Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) & Masters of Science in Intellectual Property Management (MSc IPM) Informational Session 2014/2015
12 Feb 2014

The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law programme (GCIP) is a comprehensive foundation IP law course which provides the fundamental IP knowledge that is needed by aspiring IP professionals and practitioners for a career in the field of Intellectual Property.

For those with a technical background, the Master of Science in Intellectual Property Management (MSc in IPM) is the next level of certification beyond the GCIP. It provides the essential knowledge for individuals who wish to specialise in the management of IP in a technology-related business.

Come join us to know more about the GCIP and MSc in IPM programmes, and to hear about possible career opportunities in the exciting and emerging field of IP! You will also get the opportunity to interact with GCIP & MSc IPM Alumni.



NUTS About IP with Case Studies
17 Jan 2014

Intellectual Property (IP) need not be confusing. IP is important for everyone.

To understand IP is to know that inventions, brands, creative works - things that come from inventiveness and creative effort - are assets with value.

Yes, the law and system protecting these assets may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key "must-knows" that can help you and the organisation you work for better use these assets in a practical way.

SILE CPD Points: 6 Public Points


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2013
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Understanding IP Valuation for Financing and Transactional Purposes
31 Oct 2013

About the workshop

Whether one is seller, buyer, licensor, licensee, lender or borrower it is critical to understand the drivers of IP value. Because market value is the keystone in all of these transactions.

Intellectual property is uniquely different from any other type of property. What factors enhance value? What elements detract from value?

 

This seminar will first provide an overview of valuation principles and methods. Primary focus will be on the income method because its ingredients are key to IP valuation:

·       Concept of present value

·       Future economic benefit - identifying it - quantifying it

·       Pattern & timing of economic benefit - forecasting it

·       Risk of IP exploitation

·       Economic life

The discussion of these basic principles will be centered around their application to technology-related IP and will also include special considerations related to IP monetizing transactions that involve IP as collateral. The program will also include an overview of the appraisal process and what to expect from it and steps that can be taken to facilitate a valuation.

 

Registrations for this seminar has closed due to overwhelming responses.


Solving Controversies in the ownership of IP
21 Oct 2013

 

About the workshop

The ownership of intellectual property is often a controversial issue in negotiations.

That is particularly so in collaborative research relationships, as well as contract or sponsored research relationships.

  • Should IP be owned by one collaborator, or one party, or the other?
  • Can IP rights to one party be negotiated instead of ownership?
  • If so, what types of IP rights might be an acceptable substitute to IP ownership?
  • What factors influence the outcomes on this controversial issue?


Managing Employees & Intellectual Property
10 Oct 2013

Companies recognise that employees are the life blood of their organisations, and work hard to ensure that the culture and systems are in place to get the best from them. For IP savvy companies, this issue takes on an added dimension-IP protection and development strategy includes the management of employees who create and use IP.  

Organisations need to balance the protection and commercialisation of their IP with the need to encourage and motivate employees to create, use and develop IP assets.  To do so organisations must understand how critical IP assets are to the organisation and be aware of the role all employees can play in the creation and protection of such assets.

So whether you are managing employees or overseeing IP policy, or an employee wanting to understand more, through this course you will gain:

(i) a basic knowledge of IP in the context of an organisation’s assets; and

(ii) a thorough understanding of good practices & procedures to safeguard IP assets, while balancing rewards for employee creativity and innovation.



Social Media & Intellectual Property
26 Sep 2013
Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. By 2012, more than 60% of Singapore's population (more than 3 million Singaporeans) used social media on a regular basis – at least once per week. However, the social media platform presents many pitfalls. Are you able to alleviate these pitfalls for your organisation to successfully leverage on social media? 
2.5 Public CPD Points!


“IP Intelligence Deployment Strategies & Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) -- Establishing patent portfolio and extracting competitive intelligence via technology-function matrix”
4 Sep 2013

Join Jack in this course to:

· Formulate policies on promotion of IP Management for companies.

· Utilize patents to influence the IP value chain

· Allocate research resource and avoid re-inventing

· Establish patent portfolios based on patent maps and litigations

· Extract competitive intelligence from technology function matrix

. Understand patent market dynamics and facilitate patent utilization via NPEs

This is a customized in-house programme and not open to the public.


WIPO–IPOS Seminar on ADR and Technology Transactions
30 Aug 2013

A workshop focusing on the latest in Patent Expert Determination and Alternative DIspute Resolution.

 

A. Expert Determination in Patent Disputes

 

Expert determination provides a private, confidential and cost-effective alternative to court litigation for the resolution of patent disputes, especially those that are multi-jurisdictional. In the context of patented standards, some standards bodies resolve disputes between members as to the essentiality of a patent to a standard through binding expert determinations.

 

B. WIPO ADR in Technology Transactions

Decisions relating to dispute resolution mechanisms in the event of disagreements or issues arising out of technology transactions need to be taken at an early stage. This seminar will provide an overview of available WIPO alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms suitable for technology transactions. Learn how to incorporate dispute resolution provisions in IP contracts in technology transactions.

SILE CPD Points: 2.5 Public Points


WIPO–IPOS Mediation Workshop for Intellectual Property Disputes
29 Aug 2013

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the General Assembly of WIPO in September 2011.  Under this MoU, IPOS and WIPO have collaborated to establish a joint dispute resolution procedure that facilitates the mediation of intellectual property disputes.

Since the launch of this new mediation option at IPOS, there has been some success and much interest on how mediation can help parties reach win-win solutions in an increasingly complex and transnational business environment.

The inaugural run of this workshop in December 2011 was very well received, with many requests for a re-run.  Grab this opportunity to gain insight into how mediation can work for you and your organisation.  Participants can expect an engaging and interactive workshop with role-play and discussions.

Registration has closed due to overwhelming interests.


Trade Secrets, Trademarks & Business Information Protection
23 Aug 2013

IP practice tends to focus on patents and copyright. While both are important, other IP rights have become no less central within the modern context of technology and commerce in conferring a competitive advantage for their owners. Perhaps the most important of these rights are trademarks, trade secrets and business information. Whether formulating company strategy or dealing with the challenges of day-by-day management, no company can afford to ignore the potential of these rights as valuable company assets.  

Thus, it is becoming increasing recognized that a company’s goodwill and reputation, as protected by a trademark, may constitute the company’s ultimate IP asset. As for trade secrets, more technology and valuable information is likely being protected and commercialized as trade secrets than either as patents or copyright. However, the commercial and managerial implications of this are too often unappreciated. Business information, especially in the on-line and digital world, has become a major driver of competitive advantage.  With that has come an increased concern with finding the best ways to both protect and exploit such information.

It is clear--each of these rights merits serious attention. To meet this need, this day-long course will address the legal aspects of each of these rights and address how they can be used within the strategic and managerial context of an enterprise to enhance its competitive advantage. 

6 Public CPD Points available for lawyers!!


NUTS About IP with Case Studies
26 Jul 2013

Intellectual Property (IP) need not be confusing. IP is important for everyone.

To understand IP is to know that inventions, brands, creative works - things that come from inventiveness and creative effort - are assets with value.

Yes, the law and system protecting these assets may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key "must-knows" that can help you and the organisation you work for better use these assets in a practical way.

6 Public CPD points available for lawyers!


WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property
10 - 21 Jun 2013
The WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property (IP) is an annual event bringing together students and young professionals from all over the world for intensive learning, sharing and networking. The diversity and background of the students and lecturers make the Summer Schools a truly international forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.


Exploiting IP
23 May 2013

In this programme, the various ways companies have used their IP will be explored. Learn the difference between assignments & licences, how IP forms part of franchise, marketing and manufacturing agreements, and how companies can leverage on the IP assets of other companies. Participants will also be briefed on common types of IP clauses and IP contracts. The course would provide an introduction to a complex area, providing a basis for participants to delve deeper, if they so wish into alternative exploitation mechanisms for their own companies.



Dealing with Enforcement
23 May 2013

One of the responsibilities of IP ownership is enforcement defending IP rights from unauthorised use. However, it is a major undertaking and companies would have to carefully consider the value of the asset, form of actions possible, costs and risk involved. This programme will cover the common types of legal actions from letters of demand to litigation. Alternative measures of reaching agreement with the other parties will also be discussed. Complications that can arise in enforcement overseas should also be considered, as well as the likely response from the supposed infringer. On the flip side, how should companies deal with an accusation of infringement against them?



Keeping Track of IP
22 May 2013
Part 1: Keeping Track of IP

The importance of keeping proper documentation of the IP assets that an organisation has must not be neglected.

In this module, participants will be introduced to the importance of documentation as well as the methods of documenting IP.

As businesses become more competitive, products can seem less diversified. This module also discusses on the importance for organisations to be more aware of their own IP assets as well as the IP assets of their competitors and the steps it can take to identify and report IP infringements in accordance with organizational procedures.

Part 2: Keeping Track of Trade Marks and Other Idenfifers

In this practice based session, participants will be provided with a demonstration of a sample trade marks database showing how trade marks are managed.

Participants will then have to show how they are able to do searches. Trade mark perspectives on internet matters will also be discussed.

Part 3: Keeping Track of Patents

Similarly to Module 5a, this practice based session teaches participant about the aspects of patent search and watch. Basic methods will be provided followed by an actual case study.

Part 4: Keeping Track of Copyright and Internet Aspects

Participants will be introduced on the importance of keeping records of the creation of copyright work as well as the issues involved, especially in the software/IT domain. This will be reinforced by a practical discussion of a case study.

Participants are required to bring their laptops.



IP in Contracts and Operationalisation of IP
21 May 2013
Participants will be provided information on how contracts are formed and understand various terms that are commonly used.

Further to this, aspects of IP will be introduced and participants will learn to identify issues such as licensing. IP in various forms of contracts such as employee, consulting and non-disclosure agreements will also be discussed. Understanding will be enhanced via various case studies and scenarios.

In terms of operationalisation of IP, participants will learn how IP is essential to various components of an organisation. From HR, Sales and to communications. Participants will understand how IP can affect each department and identify and enhance measures that may already be in place.



Taking Stock of IP
21 May 2013
Companies are both creators and users of IP. Just like doing a stock take, knowing how to do a check of what IP is owned, and what IP is used is the foundation of any sound IP practice. With this, companies can decide how best to use the assets, cut down costs by trimming unproductive use, how to avoid infringing the IP rights of others; all-in-all making more knowledgeable decisions.

A painful reality is that ensuring proper maintenance of IP records is an absolute necessity. Keeping track of the various steps and deadlines in a registration process is only one part of the picture. Proper documentation starts at the idea generation stage and starts piling up as the IP is used, licensed or further developed.

This programme will go into the nuts-and-bolts of maintaining an IP portfolio when undertaking a stock-take.



WSQ IP Business Basics
20 - 23 May 2013

To many local enterprises, identifying, protecting and exploiting IP are often perceived to be relevant only to huge conglomerates with deep pockets and a portfolio of thousands of IP rights. With this common misconception, local enterprises may stand to lose if they ignore the competitive edge that effective management of IP brings to their business. In this course, participants are introduced to the main forms of IP from a business perspective and the application of such IP to business in a practical and direct manner.

The tutors are in-house counsels and practitioners, experienced in internal management of IP. Their industry experiences and knowledge of internal best practices would be relevant to all organisations – big or small.

 

  WSQ IP Business Basics
WDA Funding Avaliable


IP and Your Business Strategies
20 May 2013
Participants will be introduced to different IP strategies applied by companies to achieve specific organisational goals; be it to block competing products, to generate income, deter infringers, branding or investment profiling. Questions that should be asked in determining what directions the company should take including alignment with the company’s business objectives, capacity for risk and cost & resource considerations will be discussed.


Understanding IP: Tools for Businesses
20 May 2013

Participants will learn to identify the IP that can go into & surround a product and a service.

The main forms of IP – trademarks, patents, registered designs, and copyright will be explained in relation to product and services. Practices such as defensive publication, use of trade secrets, complex designing will also be explained as part of a company’s portfolio of IP tools. Going beyond the basics, this module will also delve into the complexities arising from owning IP. Owning IP has its burdens & risks as well as benefits.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to articulate the various forms of IP protection and practices available, and start thinking through how these can be applied in their companies. Responsibilities and issues to consider in deciding IP ownership with employees, vendors and in other contractual arrangements will also be discussed.



World IP Day 2013: Change the Game, SMEs! Leverage on Your IP
26 Apr 2013

The World IP Day, held on 26 April annually, is an international event established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation to celebrate IP's role in encouraging innovation and creativity.

 

Themed "Change the Game, SMEs! Leverage on Your IP", this World IP Day seminar celebrates how SMEs have successfully leveraged upon their valuable intellectual assets to change the rules of the game and transforming their businesses creatively to thrive in the increasingly challenging global economic environment.    



World IP Day 2013: Panel Discussion on "Copyright Law in Singapore - The Way Forward"
26 Apr 2013

The World IP Day, held on 26 April annually, is an international event established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation to celebrate IP's role in encouraging innovation and creativity.

 

Singapore’s Copyright Act is now 25 years old. It’s now a good time to discuss how far the law has come and where it should be headed. Led by a panel of distinguished and experienced professionals from the legal profession, academia, creative industries and the government, the following session presents a great opportunity for a lively discussion on "Copyright Law in Singapore – The Way Forward". Be part of this exciting historic moment in charting the way ahead for the development of the copyright regime.           

 



Social Media & Intellectual Property
26 Mar 2013

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. By 2012, more than 60% of Singapore's population (more than 3 million Singaporeans) used social media on a regular basis – at least once per week. However, the social media platform presents many pitfalls. Are you able to alleviate these pitfalls for your organisation to successfully leverage on social media?  



NUTS About IP with Case Studies
4 Feb 2013

Intellectual Property (IP) need not be confusing. IP is important for everyone.

To understand IP is to know that inventions, brands, creative works - things that come from inventiveness and creative effort - are assets with value.

Yes, the law and system protecting these assets may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key "must-knows" that can help you and the organisation you work for better use these assets in a practical way.



Exploiting IP
25 Jan 2013

In this programme, the various ways companies have used their IP will be explored. Learn the difference between assignments & licences, how IP forms part of franchise, marketing and manufacturing agreements, and how companies can leverage on the IP assets of other companies. Participants will also be briefed on common types of IP clauses and IP contracts. The course would provide an introduction to a complex area, providing a basis for participants to delve deeper, if they so wish into alternative exploitation mechanisms for their own companies.



Dealing with Enforcement
25 Jan 2013

One of the responsibilities of IP ownership is enforcement defending IP rights from unauthorised use. However, it is a major undertaking and companies would have to carefully consider the value of the asset, form of actions possible, costs and risk involved. This programme will cover the common types of legal actions from letters of demand to litigation. Alternative measures of reaching agreement with the other parties will also be discussed. Complications that can arise in enforcement overseas should also be considered, as well as the likely response from the supposed infringer. On the flip side, how should companies deal with an accusation of infringement against them?



Keeping Track of IP
24 Jan 2013
Part 1: Keeping Track of IP

The importance of keeping proper documentation of the IP assets that an organisation has must not be neglected.

In this module, participants will be introduced to the importance of documentation as well as the methods of documenting IP.

As businesses become more competitive, products can seem less diversified. This module also discusses on the importance for organisations to be more aware of their own IP assets as well as the IP assets of their competitors and the steps it can take to identify and report IP infringements in accordance with organizational procedures.

Part 2: Keeping Track of Trade Marks and Other Idenfifers

In this practice based session, participants will be provided with a demonstration of a sample trade marks database showing how trade marks are managed.

Participants will then have to show how they are able to do searches. Trade mark perspectives on internet matters will also be discussed.

Part 3: Keeping Track of Patents

Similarly to Module 5a, this practice based session teaches participant about the aspects of patent search and watch. Basic methods will be provided followed by an actual case study.

Part 4: Keeping Track of Copyright and Internet Aspects

Participants will be introduced on the importance of keeping records of the creation of copyright work as well as the issues involved, especially in the software/IT domain. This will be reinforced by a practical discussion of a case study.

Participants are required to bring their laptops.



IP in Contracts and Operationalisation of IP
23 Jan 2013
Participants will be provided information on how contracts are formed and understand various terms that are commonly used.

Further to this, aspects of IP will be introduced and participants will learn to identify issues such as licensing. IP in various forms of contracts such as employee, consulting and non-disclosure agreements will also be discussed. Understanding will be enhanced via various case studies and scenarios.

In terms of operationalisation of IP, participants will learn how IP is essential to various components of an organisation. From HR, Sales and to communications. Participants will understand how IP can affect each department and identify and enhance measures that may already be in place.



Taking Stock of IP
23 Jan 2013
Companies are both creators and users of IP. Just like doing a stock take, knowing how to do a check of what IP is owned, and what IP is used is the foundation of any sound IP practice. With this, companies can decide how best to use the assets, cut down costs by trimming unproductive use, how to avoid infringing the IP rights of others; all-in-all making more knowledgeable decisions.

A painful reality is that ensuring proper maintenance of IP records is an absolute necessity. Keeping track of the various steps and deadlines in a registration process is only one part of the picture. Proper documentation starts at the idea generation stage and starts piling up as the IP is used, licensed or further developed.

This programme will go into the nuts-and-bolts of maintaining an IP portfolio when undertaking a stock-take.



WSQ IP Business Basics
22 - 25 Jan 2013

To many local enterprises, identifying, protecting and exploiting IP are often perceived to be relevant only to huge conglomerates with deep pockets and a portfolio of thousands of IP rights. With this common misconception, local enterprises may stand to lose if they ignore the competitive edge that effective management of IP brings to their business. In this course, participants are introduced to the main forms of IP from a business perspective and the application of such IP to business in a practical and direct manner.

The tutors are in-house counsels and practitioners, experienced in internal management of IP. Their industry experiences and knowledge of internal best practices would be relevant to all organisations – big or small.

 

  WSQ IP Business Basics
WDA Funding Avaliable


IP and Your Business Strategies
22 Jan 2013
Participants will be introduced to different IP strategies applied by companies to achieve specific organisational goals; be it to block competing products, to generate income, deter infringers, branding or investment profiling. Questions that should be asked in determining what directions the company should take including alignment with the company’s business objectives, capacity for risk and cost & resource considerations will be discussed.


Understanding IP: Tools for Businesses
22 Jan 2013

Participants will learn to identify the IP that can go into & surround a product and a service.

The main forms of IP – trademarks, patents, registered designs, and copyright will be explained in relation to product and services. Practices such as defensive publication, use of trade secrets, complex designing will also be explained as part of a company’s portfolio of IP tools. Going beyond the basics, this module will also delve into the complexities arising from owning IP. Owning IP has its burdens & risks as well as benefits.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to articulate the various forms of IP protection and practices available, and start thinking through how these can be applied in their companies. Responsibilities and issues to consider in deciding IP ownership with employees, vendors and in other contractual arrangements will also be discussed.



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2012
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An Exercise in IP Transactions
1 - 2 Nov 2012

 

*This is a SILE accredited course. 9 public CPD points are available for lawyers.

This course will provide a first-hand experience in working through an intellectual property (IP) transaction by bringing together aspects of valuation, tax, financing and IP strategic management. In this two-day, practice-based programme, participants will delve into the preparation for an IP deal including strategic and business considerations, internal analysis, due diligence, and negotiation strategies.

Those who are new to handling IP deals or have limited experience in negotiations will be able to benefit from practice in due diligence, pre-negotiation strategy development and negotiation.



Value Extraction Models For IP
29 - 31 Oct 2012

 

*This is a SILE accredited course. 9 public CPD points are available for lawyers.

 

“Monetizing IP” is the process of deriving value from IP assets. The ways in which business entities may generate value from IP assets are varied including IP-collateralized loans and securitizations, royalty monetization and revenue interest, spin-outs, sales, license and even litigation financing/funding.  This course will provide participants with a broad sweep through these various models and proceed to delve into greater detail in two or more common group forms – licensing & sales and pools, standards and monopolies.



Tax Strategies for IP Management
1 - 2 Oct 2012

*This is a SILE accredited course. 6 public CPD points are avalaible for lawyers.

A key aspect of IP management is the recognition that IP is a corporate asset that can be exploited. IP can be capitalized, securitized and can generate income and profits. Accordingly, a company’s IP strategy must be developed taking into consideration the tax implications associated with IP management.

 

This course will provide an overview of the relationship between tax & IP and highlight key tax considerations. Specifically, taxation issues associated with the acquisition, ownership, transfer and commercialisation of intellectual property will be discussed.



China: Centre Stage of IP Strategy
21 Sep 2012

 

* This is a SILE approved event. 1 public CPD point is available for lawyers.

 

Many people do not understand the seismic shift in IP that has been taking place in China.

 

China is on the verge of becoming a major technology and IP generator, creating a tidal wave of patents likely to wash over the US and Europe’s shores in the next two decades, enabling China to dominate significant technology areas. This stems from the recognition inside China (largely missed by foreign observers) of the fundamental importance of IP to economic growth as well as the natural creativity and inventiveness of the Chinese.  By contrast, particularly in Europe at some deep political levels, the value of intellectual property is being challenged, putting in jeopardy Europe’s competitive base in its global markets.

 

This talk has been designed to provide you with a better understanding of IP in China.  It will leave you with skills, working knowledge and the ability to offer advice.



The Business of IP - The $ and Sense (Valuation of IP)
30 - 31 Aug 2012
The essence of good management is enhancing the value of the assets being managed. In order to do that, owners and managers must understand the drivers of value and be able to quantify values as they change over time or in response to external factors or internal efforts. The factors that drive value for intangible assets and IP are markedly different from those of tangible or financial assets. The focus of this module will be to present and use the tools that are available to quantify the value of these important assets.



The Business of IP - The Business Enterprise Context
29 Aug 2012

Every business, from the smallest to the largest has IP assets. To maximize the profitability of the enterprise, owners and managers must know what their IP is, where it is and its contribution to the bottom line. To facilitate communication with lenders and investors, owners and managers must understand how IP assets are reflected in financial statements and recognized in the marketplace. These issues form the focus of this first module.

 



Dealing with IP
29 Aug 2012
In a global economy where intangible assets such as intellectual property (IP) and know-how are critical to continued business growth, professionals in any sector have to have the skills to effectively manage such assets. The skill-sets required to do so have to go beyond merely understanding and using these assets in isolation. Professionals and managers have to understand the financial and business issues in play, and how these assets are part of a company’s business strategies.



NUTS About IP With Case Studies
27 Aug 2012

Intellectual property (IP) is important for everyone.  And IP need not be confusing. To understand IP is to know that inventions, brands, creative works – things that come from inventiveness and creative effort – are assets with value.

  

Yes, the law and system protecting these assets may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key “must-knows” that can help you and the organisation you work for better use these assets in a practical way.

 

 



Trade Secrets in a Nutshell with Case Study
27 Aug 2012

Trade secrets like Coca Cola recipe, list of clients etc. are intellectual assets with value and they involve confidential information which needs to be protected to safeguard the business interests.

To understand a few basic rules and  the key “must-knows” that can help you and the organisation you work for better use the trade scerets in a practical way, come & join us at IP Academy for our foundation level programme ‘Trade Secrets in a Nutshell With Case Study’.



Patents in a Nutshell with Case Study
27 Aug 2012

The inventions are the intellectual assets with value and they need patent protection to safeguard the business interest in them.  This course will introduce you to patents: how to get a patent and how to use a patent. Join us at IP Academy for our foundation level programme ‘Patents in a Nutshell With Case Study’ and allow us to make patent protection for your inventions practical and real to you.



Trade Marks & Designs in a Nutshell with Case Study
27 Aug 2012

People identify the goods and services by their brand names which need trade mark protection to safeguard the business interests of the traders. We also come across products with certain design or patterns which are produced on a mass scale. Such designs or pattern can be protected as registered designs for safeguarding the commercial interest in them. 

There are a few basic rules and key “must-knows” that can help you and the organisation you work for better use your trade marks and registered designs in a practical way. Come & join us at IP Academy in our foundation level programme ‘Trade Marks & Designs in a Nutshell with Case Study’ and allow us to make protecting trademarks and designs practical and real to you.



Copyrights in a Nutshell with Case Study
27 Aug 2012

The creative works are intellectual property assets with value. The literary, dramatic, musical & artistic works come under creative works which need copyright protection. The law and system protecting the copyrights may be complicated to understand at first, but there are a few basic rules and key “must-knows” that can help you and the organisation you work for better use your copyrights in a practical way.

Join us at IP Academy for our foundation level programme ‘Copyrights in a Nutshell with Case Study’ and allow us to make IP practical and real to you.



IP Talk for the Human Capital Leadership Institute
12 Jul 2012


Patent Portfolio Management
20 Jun 2012

The course will provide an understanding of patent portfolio management considerations including costs and risk assessments, internal procedures & policies, as well as strategy development.



Getting Savvy About Patents
18 - 19 Jun 2012

The Getting Savvy About Patents course is designed for professionals who wish to obtain a good working knowledge of Patents, including the legal issues as well as business strategies concerning patents and developing and utilising a patent portfolio. 



IP In The Software Industry
25 May 2012
The IP In The Software Industry course is designed for professionals who wish to obtain a good knowledge of the key aspects of IP in the Information Technology industry.


IP Due Diligence
23 May 2012

The course will provide an introduction to intellectual property due diligence.  Participants would be familiarized with various forms of IP due diligence, when IP due diligence is needed, how to perform an IP due diligence review, and how to utilize the results of an IP due diligence.

 



IP For The Technology Sector
21 - 25 May 2012

The IP for the Technology Sector course is an intensive modular training course that is designed for busy non-IP professionals dealing with technology assets who wish to have a good grasp of the legal and practical fundamentals of IP.

It will provide participants with the necessary tools to enable them to contribute effectively to the development of their organisation's intellectual assets and overall IP strategy



Bite Sized NUTS About IP
21 May 2012

The Bite Sized NUTS About IP course is designed for individuals who wish to have a good overview of the various forms of IP and its application to businesses.

 



Dealing with IP - When Mergers & Acquisitions Involves IP - The Game Changes
3 Apr 2012

In a typical business transaction "the purchase of an enterprise by another"" the presence of significant IP can have a large effect on the nature of due diligence, the professional expertise needed in support of buyer and seller, and even the structure of the transaction.

CPD Points available for Lawyers : 1.5 CPB Public Points

Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Training Category: Skills

For more infomation on teh CPD scheme, please visit www.silecpdcentre.org.sg.



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2010
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Negotiation Skills for IP Transactions
Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
There’s more to an IP transaction than knowing what the deal terms should be. To negotiate an IP license for example we need to know about royalty models and royalty rates, grant and field structures, risk and liability provisions etc. But we also need to know negotiation strategies and techniques to achieve the best outcomes on all the terms of an IP license, or any other IP transaction.


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