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Navigating IP Issues in R&D Collaborations

17 Sep 2019 (Fully subscribed), 19 Nov 2019

Programme Synopsis

Navigating IP Issues in Research & Development (R&D) Collaborations is a newly developed course to address the IP and IPM considerations that arise in R&D collaborations.

This course was developed over more than 1 year, and significantly improves upon the previous courses, which it replaces. For the first time, participants will also be provided with a toolkit of helpful resources to help officers navigate the IPM issues and queries they may have after the course.

This course is recommended for Legal Counsels, Researchers, Principal Investigators, Project Managers and Officers, Research Grant Administrators and Managers, Technology Transfer Officers and other Officers (grant evaluators, etc) across Public Agencies, who handle matters involving intellectual property in R&D.

Participants are assumed to have some basic knowledge of the various types of IP. Otherwise they are strongly encouraged to attend the IP/IPM Course for Public Agencies (link to course details) prior to attending this course.

As this course makes references to relevant government Financial Circular Minutes (FCMs), this course is only open Public Agencies* officers involved in publicly-funded R&D activities.

[*Public Agencies refers to Ministries, Organs of State, Departments, Statutory Boards, Institutions of Higher Learning, publicly-funded research institutes, academic medical centres and hospitals, and other Government or public corporatised entities.]

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

Programme Schedule

19 Nov, 2019 - 19 Nov, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration opens at 8:30am)
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the following knowledge and skills to participants:

  • Understand the fundamentals of IP management and how it can help to extract value from R&D.
  • Understand the Singapore National IP Protocol and the key principles for the management and translation of IP generated by publicly-funded R&D.
  • Identify the various models of IP Ownership and their implications, for example:
    • Creative Contribution
    • Issues with Joint IP Ownership
    • IP Fragmentation
  • Identify the strategies to ensure that the collaboration agreement reflects the desired IP ownership agreement.
  • Mitigate risks and other third-party IP considerations in R&D collaborations, e.g.:
    • Avoiding infringement of third-party IP rights;
    • Handling and protecting invention disclosures effectively;
    • Managing risks when dealing with third parties.
  • Acquire “hands-on” knowledge through case study discussions of R&D collaboration scenarios.
  • Navigate through the documents and references that could be used in the toolkit.

Programme Outline

0900 – 0940  

Ice breaker activity (case study discussion)

0940 – 1045

  • IP Management Strategies

  • Introduction to IP management

  • Extracting additional value from R&D using IP management

  • National IP Protocol for publicly-funded R&D

1045 – 1100 

Tea Break

1110 – 1300

IP ownership

  • Various models of IP ownership and implications

  • Ensuring collaborations agreement reflects the desired IP ownership agreement

1300 – 1400

Lunch Break

1400 – 1515

Class exercise on IP Ownership in collaborations

1515 – 1530

Tea Break

1530 – 1630

Other IP Issues to Consider in R&D Collaborations

  • Steps to avoid infringement of third-party IP rights

  • Handling and protecting disclosures of inventions effectively

  • Case study discussion on risk management when dealing with third parties


Pre-Course Reading Materials

The materials will equip participants with the fundamentals of IP and IPM before they come for the course. ​


IP/IPM Toolkit Materials for R&D Collaborations

It comprises of:

(a) Annotations to the Singapore National IP Protocol and its Annexes;

(b) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to IPM for R&D collaborations;

(c) List of Do’s and Don’ts;

(d) Glossary of IP/IPM terms;

(e) Relevant checklists in relation to managing IP for R&D collaborations;

(f) IP/IPM Resource List.



S$ 577.80 per pax (Inclusive of GST)


Ms Dilpreet Kaur
Tel: (65) 6330 8692 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601