2003 - 2007

A Creativity Benchmarking Index: An ASAT Model

2007

The ASAT Index was the first index of its kind in Singapore to measure, track, evaluate and benchmark the performance of the creative ecosystem in Singapore as a basis for international comparison. The index built on existing research and studies on the creativity and other benchmarking indices by extracting the relevant indicators from such studies as well as combining new indicators which were specific to Singapore's economy and needs. The ASAT model aimed to take stock of a country's creative resources through the concept of Availability. The model proceeded a step further by addressing the issues of Sustainability, Adaptability and Tenacity. It enabled users to analyse the interaction between each of these variables and their relative contribution to the performance of the creative ecosystem.

[Executive Summary]

An Empirical Study on the Extension of Copyright Duration

2007

The study aimed to be a comprehensive empirical test of the impact of copyright duration on the production of audio-visual work. It provided information to the ongoing worldwide debate in the European Union as well as in U.S.A. on the merits of extending copyright duration.

[Executive Summary] [Report]

Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Scorecards

2007

Innovation and intellectual property have been established as being critical to a nation’s competitiveness. IP has become one of the most important assets of companies as well as global knowledge-based economies. The project aimed to construct a regional IP scorecard in order to rate, rank and benchmark IP capabilities of organisations and nations in the Asia Pacific. In particular, this project focused on IP production in terms of output, productivity and impact. By focusing on IP production, the IP scorecard facilitated benchmarking of national performance in translating R&D into IP-protected assets and the quality of these IP assets.

[Executive Summary]

Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries in Singapore (Update)

2007

The project measured the contribution of copyright-based industries to the local economy. The study examined the direct and indirect impact of copyright industries on the levels of output, value added, earnings, employment and foreign trade. This update extends the economic estimates and analysis to 2002-2004.

[Executive Summary]

Innovation without Patents: Harnessing the Creative Spirit in a Diverse World

2007

This book is concerned with the extent to which innovations should or should not be protected as intellectual property, and the implications this has upon the ability of local manufacturers to learn to innovate.

[Edward Elgar Publishing]

The Interface between Intellectual Property Rights & Competition Law: A Comparative Survey

2007

The project examined the legal interface between competition and intellectual property rights in different legal systems. The report also included findings and policy options that were relevant to the policy makers for the drafting and implementation of competition legislation in Singapore.

[Executive Summary]

Illegal Downloading and Pirated Media in Singapore: Consumer Awareness, Motivations and Attitudes

2006

The study focused on software, music and movie piracy activities committed by consumers rather than on the large-scaled piracy activities committed by professional counterfeiters. The study also examined the consumers’ motivations, attitudes and perceptions towards IP theft.

[Executive Summary]

Survey on Innovation, Intellectual Property Creation and Usage Among Singapore Firms

2006

The project identified the factors that influenced the growth and location of IP-related industries in Singapore.

[Executive Summary]

The Legal and Economic Feasibility of Utility Model Protection in Singapore

2005

The study examined the impact of the utility model systems in other countries. It also discussed whether there would be an economic argument for introducing utility model protection in Singapore.

[Executive Summary]

Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries in Singapore

2004

The project measured the contribution of copyright-based industries to the local economy. The study examined the direct and indirect impact of copyright industries on the levels of output, value added, earnings, employment and foreign trade.

[Media Release] [Executive Summary]

IP and Innovation - The Singapore Context

2004

This project reviewed the current strategies and policies adopted by the Singapore government to establish the country as an IP hub, and examined the impact that these policies on Singapore-based technology companies. Specific companies were analysed to gauge the strength and value of their IP assets as well as their ability to effectively manage these assets.

[Executive Summary]