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LES Singapore Basic Licensing Course 2017

16 - 17 Oct 2017

Public CPD points: 12 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property | Training Category: Advanced


The Licensing Executives Society (Singapore) and IP Academy (Singapore) are pleased to present the LES SINGAPORE BASIC LICENSING COURSE 2017. The course covers aspects of the licensing of intellectual property – trademarks, copyright, patents and registered designs. It presents a brief and lucid explanation of the various principles and procedures of licensing negotiations, including a "hands-on" scenario which will enable the participant to put into practice the lessons taught, under the supervision and assessment of the instructors.

The course assumes no previous knowledge of or experience in intellectual property or licensing, but at the same time it contains much materials which will be useful to the experienced licensing professional including pointers for structuring a deal.

The course has been developed by licensing and intellectual property lawyers & industry members based on the accumulation of a wealth of experience in the field of licensing, franchising and technology transfer.


At the end of the course, participants should have a comprehensive perspective on the concepts and steps used in the licensing of Intellectual Property.

Participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic vocabulary, legal concepts and processes for intellectual property and its licensing
  • Follow a technology transfer process
  • Understand the basic principles of different valuation approaches
  • Recognise the essential issues in licensing agreements
  • Practise elements of successful negotiation
  • Know how to manage IP and license agreements after the deal is made


This course is relevant for technology transfer and commercialization professionals, licensing professionals, lawyers, patent agents, technical directors, research managers, researchers and scientists.


Day 1 - 16 Oct 2017

Part Time Topic Speaker
1 9.00am - 10.30am

Basic IP Module & Licensing

  • Introduction to IP
  • How to protect your IP Rights
  • How do you get value from your IPRs?
Mr. Chai Ming Jie
2 11.00am - 12.30pm

Introduction to Patents

  • Basic principles - novelty, inventive step & usefulness
  • Patent format & possible issues
  • Reasons for patent protection
Mr. Chai Ming Jie
3a 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Living with the deal (Part 1)

  • Contract management plan
  • IP portfolio management
Mr. George Hwang
3b 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Living with the deal (Part 2)

  • Dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Managing post-contract issues
Mr. George Hwang
4 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Structure of the license contract

  • Overview of main clauses, due diligence, & granting IP rights
  • Technology transfer & joint ventures
  • Duties & obligations, warranties & indemnities, territorial problem, etc
Mr. Suresh Sachi

DAY 2 - 17 Oct 2017

Part Time                   Topic Speaker(s)
5 9.00am - 10.30am

Technology Valuation

  • Assessing your IPR for licensing
  • IP valuation
  • Pricing considerations 
Dr. Sze Tiam Lin
6 11.00am - 12.30pm


  • Developing a licensing strategy
  • Negotiation techniques
Ms. Sharon Chiang
7 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Licensing Game (Practical Workshop)

  • Participants will undergo a hypothetical licensing deal, and will practice negotiating in teams
Mr. George Hwang & Ms. Sharon Chiang


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All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

Please contact IP Academy to inform us on the amount that you will be utilising from your SkillsFuture Credit account so that you will be invoiced correctly. If you do not have sufficient SkillsFuture credit in your account, the IP Academy reserves the right to send you another invoice to be reimbursed for the correct fees payable.


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9.00am - 5.30pm (Registration will start at 8.30am)


IP Academy (Singapore)

51 Bras Basah Road,

#01-01, Manulife Centre,

Singapore 189554


S$725/- per person for LES Singapore Members

S$875/- per person for non-members (inclusive of 1-year free LES Singapore membership which will be processed after the course by LES Singapore and is subjected to LES Singapore’s approval at their discretion)


This course is SkillsFutureCredit Approved

Contact Person

Administration and Registration Matters

Ms. Dilpreet Kaur

Tel: (65) 6330 8692 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Email: dilpreet_kaur@ipacademy.com.sg

Mr. Jasvinder Singh

Tel: (65) 6331 6589 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Email: jasvinder_singh@ipacademy.com.sg