About this course
Many organisations are beginning to realise the importance of protecting their inventions through patents. However, deciding where and when to patent your inventions may nevertheless prove to be a challenging issue for some organisations. This course seeks to equip participants with an understanding of common patent filing strategies. Participants will also learn how manage patent portfolios and help their organisations explore other revenue streams through patent commercialisation and monetisation.
At the end of this course, participants will not only understand how to detect patent infringement but also acquire knowledge on the patent filing process in Singapore as well as overseas. The content, pedagogy and methodology of this course are structured in a way that allows participants to review the course materials at their own pace.
What you will learn
This course does not have any pre-requisites. We do, however, make certain assumptions about your learning abilities, which we describe as assumed knowledge and skills. Learners in this course are assumed to:
- have analytical skills to identify applicable types of IP
- have communication skills to articulate various types of IP
- have information gathering skills to collate necessary data
- have organisational skills to support implementation of registration procedures in a timely manner
- have business ethics and integrity
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.