Applying IP Fundamentals in Business

Accelerate towards success with a better understanding of intellectual property law and how it can be applied to support and drive businesses in achieving their business strategies and objectives.

This course comprises four modules (Patent, Registered Design, Trade Mark and Copyright) and participants may opt to register for all four modules or any combination of modules which have been designed to be delivered via blended learning. This approach offers greater flexibility for learners to learn at their own pace and comfort.


*Anouncement: The Registered Design module is cancelled. 

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Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Patent)
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Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Trade Mark)
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Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Copyright)
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  • 15 CPD Hours (For each module) - Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore – CVA Charter holders

Learning Objectives

Analyse how IP law can drive organisation’s IP strategies and objectives
Comprehend IP legislation and regulations
Analyse qualifying criteria for seeking IP protection
Analyse potential infringement activities and defences available
Evaluate considerations related to IP transactions

Who Should Attend

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Large Local Enterprises (LLEs)
Business Owners who are keen to learn how Intellectual Property can be applied to drive business goals
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Course Progression

Access the online modules of your choice, which should take you about 12 hours to complete over a duration of one to two weeks. Learners can learn and network with others in the online platform via mind maps, case studies, scenario-based animations and peer-to-peer discussion forums.

At the end of the one to two weeks, you will be required to attend a half-day classroom session on 9 May or 17 May, for each module. Learners have to be familiar with the online content prior to the intense classroom session, where you will apply what you have learnt through group work/activities.

04 May
09 May
Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Patent)
09:00 am - 12:30 pm
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09 May
Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Trade Mark)
02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
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17 May
Applying IP Fundamentals in Business (Copyright)
02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
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Mr Ng Chong Yuan

Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house experience in technology businesses spanning over a decade. Currently, as a faculty member at IP Academy, he teaches and speaks on practice and management courses covering intellectual property and trade secrets.

Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specialising in IP, Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trade mark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, the European Union, China, Singapore and Australia. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.

With an engineering training, Chong Yuan has also tutored and conducted research at the engineering school of a Singapore university. He is also an inventor of a USA patent (no. 6853626).

IPOS International
Mr Eric Khoo
Head, Business Development / Faculty, IP Academy

Eric heads the Business Development 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 the National University of Singapore. He is also a qualified Project Management
professional and a certified WSQ ACLP trainer.

Fees (per module basis)
  • *Announcement: Please note that we have revised our course fees to include the 7% GST based on the gross fee to adhere to SSG guidelines.

  • Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) is an individual skill upgrading account for NTUC members. As a member, you enjoy UTAP funding at 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year.

Members Eligibility for UTAP Application

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim 
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding 
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above 
  5. Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

For more information on UTAP application, please call the NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or visit

SkillsFuture Credit

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for or offset the course fees.

If you are claiming your SkillsFuture Credits for this course, please inform us via email. Click here to log in with your SingPass to make your SkillsFuture Credits claim.

SkillsFuture Funding
  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents may be eligible for up to 70% of course fee funding for this course. Please refer to the course fee table above.

    Please note that the same participant is required to fulfil the attendance of the online learning and the classroom session. No funding from SSG will be provided if there are any variations in this and IPOS International will seek payment for full course fees if this requirement cannot be met.    

SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
  • Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will receive up to 70% course fee funding for SSG supported courses. More information can be found in this link.
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
  • If your organisation is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), you will receive up to 70% course fee funding. More information can be found in this link and in the brochure.


Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only Ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are not eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.

Note: SSG will be revising course fee funding and Absentee Payroll funding with effect from 1 Jan 2022. Please click here for more information. The above information is based on course commencing from 1 Jan 2022 onwards.

Absentee Payroll Funding
  • With effect from 1 Jan 2022, SSG will introduce a fixed Absentee Payroll (AP) rate at $4.50 per hour. They will also set a $100,000 cap on the maximum AP funding each organisation can claim each calendar year to ensure that the benefits are more evenly distributed across companies. More information can be found in this link. Please contact SSG directly if you have any enquiries.

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