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(Fully Online) Strategic Intellectual Property (IP) Management for Businesses

15-16 November 2021

Programme Synopsis

SMEs are a critical pillar of Singapore’s economy. 99% of enterprises in Singapore are SMEs and contribute to 65% of all employment. With traditional businesses being disrupted by new technologies and new business models, Singapore’s SMEs need to transform to stay relevant. However, the majority are not well placed to transform due to a weak understanding of intangible assets, as well as the value and risks associated with them in this new economy.

This course aims to impart the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to enterprises.  The broad and practical deliverables will equip participants with a good appreciation of the IP assets in their business, and how good management of these assets can unlock new commercial opportunities while reducing business risk.

Programme Schedule

15 Nov, 2021 - 16 Nov, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(2 x ½ days) Registration opens at 8.30am
Online Live Streaming Session
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this course will be conducted via online streaming. We will be providing participants with the relevant materials prior to the course.


Learning Objectives

What are the intellectual property assets in your business?

  • Understand what is IP
  • Understand the importance of IP to their organization
  • Identify IP within their organisation

Is your business exposed to unnecessary risks relating to IP?

  • Identify the risks relevant to IP in various departments
  • Understand the consequences of these risks
  • Understand how to manage these risks

Can my business uncover new opportunities with IP?

  • Understand the common methods of commercialising IP
  • Practical case studies of how other companies have commercialised IP


Topics/ Structure

What are the intellectual property assets in your business?

Many companies are not familiar with IP despite owning them. This section aims to impart a basic understanding of IP and know-how to identify IP in their business.

Is your business exposed to unnecessary risks relating to IP?

Risks related to IP are prevalent in our global economy. Remaining ignorant of them exposes the business to unnecessary risks. This section aims to share common IP risks across various departments in a business, and best practices to mitigate these risks.

Can my business uncover new opportunities with IP? 

The nature of IP makes it highly scalable and transferable. Good management of IP can unlock new revenue streams and opportunities for businesses. This section explores the various methods a business can commercialise its IP.


Course Structure

Up to 25 participants per class;

Each session consists of an 8-hours face to face online session (1 day) and a 2-hours pre-reading to be completed prior to the online session;

Each section includes case-studies, exercises and summary of key takeaways.


Who should attend

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) / Large Local Enterprises (LLEs);
  • PME – Middle Management;
  • Head of Departments (HODs);
  • Enterprises’ Owners;
  • Applicable to all Industries.



There will be an online quiz at the end of the course to assess understanding.

Speaker / Trainer Profile

Mr Eric Khoo
Deputy Director, Global Engagement, Business Development
IPOS International

Eric heads the Global Engagement team at IPOS International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Eric oversees the expansion of IPOS International into key global markets, providing advisory and solutions to private enterprises and governments on intellectual property (IP) creation, commercialisation and management.

Prior to IPOS International, Eric led the IP and Science Solution Consulting team (Southeast Asia) at Clarivate Analytics, advising clients on their IP challenges in R&D innovation and commercialisation. He also represented the media conglomerate in high level industry conferences and exhibitions and engaged key opinion leaders in research discovery and IP related sectors. In his time with Hewlett Packard, Eric handled IP portfolio management and technology licensing, with a focus on strategic analyses of major technology companies to identify cross licensing opportunities, uncover patent acquisition targets and convert IP assets for sale.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from IP Academy in collaboration with the National University of Singapore. He is also a qualified Project Management professional and a certified WSQ ACLP trainer.

Fees / Schedule

SkillsFuture Series 
Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (“MCES”)
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Full Fee: S$1,070 per participant (including GST)

Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$321.00 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$121.00 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
  • S$121.00 (including GST) after the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)


Ms Fanny Koh
Tel: (65) 6330 8686