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(Fully Online) Navigating IP Issues in R&D Collaborations

2 - 3 December 2021

Programme Synopsis

Learn to address the intellectual property management (IPM) considerations that arise in R&D collaborations, in this newly-developed course!

Understand the fundamentals of IP management and how it can help to extract value from R&D, the various models of IP ownership and their implications, and risk-mitigation in R&D collaborations.

Participants will be provided with a toolkit of helpful resources to help them navigate the IPM issues and queries they may face after the course.

This course is recommended for legal counsels, researchers, principal investigators, project officers / managers, research grant administrators / managers, technology transfer officers, and other officers across public agencies, who handle matters involving IP 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 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

02 Dec, 2021 - 03 Dec, 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. 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 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.

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 Nornabilah Haron
Tel: (65) 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Ms Noridah Jamaluddin
Tel: (65) 6331 6579 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601