About this courseMany 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 learnThis 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
Dr. Jack Cheng
Dr. Jack Cheng is currently the Principal Assistant Director and Head of China Desk and member of the faculty at IP Academy. Jack participated in the formulation of Singapore Intellectual Property Strategy 2030 (SIPS 2030); focusing on the use of intellectual property (IP) and intangible assets (IA) by innovative companies to create a competitive advantage.
He specialised in intellectual property (patent) analysis, technical competitive intelligence analysis, patent layout, technical route planning, etc., and he also serves as a patent search and technical intelligence analysis training expert.
Dr. Cheng received his PhD from the Division of Engineering and Technology Management, National University of Singapore (NUS).