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IP Management in R&D Projects

27 Feb 2018

Learn about the key issues of managing IP in R&D projects in this foundational course. Listen to perspectives from both the public and private sectors, and gain insights into how to manage IP effectively. The course will cover:

  • Extracting additional value from R&D using IP
  • Handling And Protecting Disclosures Of Inventions Effectively
  • Steps To Take To Avoiding Infringement Of Third Party’s Intellectual Property
  • Various Models of IP Ownership
  • Working Out The Details – Sharing Intellectual Property: The Private Sector Perspective
  • Exploring Case Studies - How Others Have Turned Their R&D Findings Into Market Opportunities
  • Working Out The Details – Sharing Intellectual Property: The Public Sector Perspective
  • From National Framework of IP Principles to the National IP Protocol

Pre-requisite: Officers are assumed to have some basic knowledge of the various types of IP. Otherwise, they are strongly encouraged to either: (1) read Chapter 2 (Basics of IP) and Chapter 3 (Overview of IPM) in Optimising IP 2010: IPM Guidelines for the Public Sector in Singapore; or (2) attend the “Intellectual Property (IP)/IP Management Course for Public Agencies” prior to attending this course. See more details here.

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers.


Deepen your knowledge in this area with the “Advanced IP Management in R&D Projects” course which will run on 29 March 2017.


Speakers' Profiles


Mr. Daniel Collopy (Director, Inflexion Point Strategy and Principal, Engineering and ICT, Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd)

Dan Collopy is based in Singapore. He is also Special Counsel to the law firm of Spruson & Ferguson (http://www.spruson.com) which provides intellectual property legal services across Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and is an Adjunct Fellow and Instructor at the Singapore IP Academy. 


Dan has extensive experience in designing, negotiating and executing complex corporate transactions in which IP plays a central role, including M&A, joint ventures, and IPOs. He has also prepared and/or prosecuted more than 300 patents in semiconductor technologies (including memory technologies and semiconductor processing), communication technologies, electric automobile engine control systems, avionics and other software / electronics / mechanical / design areas. 


Dan's corporate IP experience includes more than a decade as an IP attorney with Motorola and several years as Associate General Counsel for Advanced Micro Devices. More recently, Dan served as an IP Consultant for Exploit Technologies, the technology commercialization arm of A*Star, (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), the Singapore government's lead R&D agency. Before succumbing to the allure of intellectual property law, Dan worked as a criminal prosecutor.


Mr. Raphael Lee (Assistant General Counsel, Agency for Science Technology And Research (A*STAR))

Raphael is Assistant General Counsel with the Agency for Science Technology And Research (“A*STAR”). His scope of work includes advising on, negotiating, and drafting agreements for research collaboration, technology transfer, licensing, and other corporate and commercial matters. He is also involved in policy and work process reviews, client updates on developments in the law, and legal education for A*STAR employees. 

He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury and is called to both the Singapore and English Bar. Prior to joining A*STAR, Raphael practiced intellectual property law and litigation work in a leading local law firm for 10 years.


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9.00AM to 5.00PM (Registration will start at 8.30AM)


IP Academy (Singapore),

51 Bras Basah Road,

Manulife Centre, #01-01,

Singapore 189554


S$481.50 per pax (Incl. GST)

Contact Person

Ms. Norima Sarnon

Tel No: (65) 705 2373 Fax No: (65) 6221 8601

Email: norima_sarnon@ipacademy.com.sg


Mr. Jasvinder Singh

Tel No: (65) 6331 6589 Fax No: (65) 6221 8601

Email: jasvinder_singh@ipacademy.com.sg