Strategic Intellectual Property Management for Businesses

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 Information
Strategic Intellectual Property Management for Businesses
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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
Assessment: There will be an online quiz at the end of the course to assess understanding.

Who Should Attend

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Large Local Enterprises (LLEs)
PME – Middle Management
Head of Departments (HODs)
Enterprises’ Owners
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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.

06 Jan
07 Jan
Strategic Intellectual Property Management for Businesses
09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Live Stream
Eric Khoo
Deputy Director, Global Engagement, Business Development

Eric heads the Global Engagement 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.

Fu Zhikang
Senior IP Strategist

Zhikang is a Senior IP Strategist at IPOS International, with over a decade of experience in the innovation and intellectual property ecosystem. He has advised businesses and public agencies across diverse industries such as biomedical, advanced manufacturing and green technologies at various stages of innovation, on holistic IP management for optimal commercialisation outcomes.​

Prior to joining IPOS International, Zhikang managed two national-level funding schemes at the National Research Foundation to boost Singapore’s innovation ecosystem through impactful research translation and enterprise capability building. At IPOS, Zhikang was central in developing patent services for ASEAN, including the first regional patent work-sharing programme, and the first initiative to re-register foreign patents in Cambodia. ​

Zhikang is a Registered Management Consultant (RMC). He holds a Master of IP and Innovation Management from the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering from Nanyang Technological University.

Full Course Fee
  • S$1,070.00 per pax
  • Prices are inclusive of GST
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
Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:
  • S$321.00 for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$121.00 for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
  • S$121.00 after the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
  • Prices are inclusive of GST

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