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(Fully Online) Intellectual Property (IP)/IP Management Course for Public Agencies

10-11 November 2021 (AM)

Programme Synopsis

With Singapore’s vision to be a Smart Nation driven by technology, Civil Servants and Public Officers are increasing involved in creating and managing IP. Learn to understand and effectively navigate key issues and concerns that arise in your daily work, through our comprehensive one-day programme.

Civil Servants and Public Officers across Public Service. Division 1 & 2 officers who handle matters involving intellectual property or encounter IP/IPM issues matters in their course of work will find this course highly relevant.

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers.

Interested in organising a corporate run of this course for your organisation? Contact us today!

Programme Schedule

10 Nov, 2021 - 11 Nov, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(2 x ½ days) (Registration opens at 8:30 AM)
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. When the COVID-19 situation improves in the near future and this course is able to be conducted face-to-face, we will update course registrants accordingly.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to equip Civil Servants and Public Officers with fundamental knowledge in IP and IPM.

At the end of the course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand what IP is and its uses
  • Understand and identify the different types of IP and the associated IP rights
  • Understand and identify IP commonly found in Ministries and Statutory Boards
  • Be familiar with the IP management (IPM) considerations and issues relevant to Public Agencies
  • Be familiar with Government regulations on IP (i.e. provisions in the IM and FCMs)
  • Acquire the skills needed to handle IP issues encountered during work
  • Take measures to avoid IP infringement

Participants will also receive an IPM Toolkit and Resources comprising:

  • Extracts of relevant provisions in the Government IM and FCMs on IP
  • IP glossary
  • Overview of IPM considerations for public agencies
  • Summary of relevant IP issues for public officers
  • Summary of types of IP and terms of protection
  • IP checklist for use of third-party materials and IP rights clearance workflow
  • List of useful IP references

Programme Outline

Day 1

9.00 am – 9.30 am

Opening & Ice-breaker Activities

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) 

  • IP in Public Agencies
  • Importance of IP Management in Public Agencies
  • Government Regulations on IP 
  • Role of Public Officers in IPM
10.00 am – 11.00 am 

Different types of IP 

  • Copyright
  • Patents
11.00 am – 11.15 am

Tea Break

11.15 am – 1.00pm 

Different types of IP (continued)

  • Trade Marks
  • Confidential Information
Day 2


9.00 am -10.30 am 

Case Studies and Discussion

10.30 am – 10.45 am 

Tea Break

10.45 am – 12.00 pm

IP Challenges

  • IP Ownership (procurement, R&D, competitions, works created by HR staff)
  • Sharing of IPM structure in public agencies, PR aspects of IPM
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm 

Walkthrough of IP/IPM Toolkit & Resources for Public Officers

Questions & Answers

End of Programme



S$ 481.50 per pax (inclusive of GST)



Ms Janis Kam
Tel: (65) 6330 8688 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: (65) 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601