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Advanced IP Management in R&D Projects

29 Mar 2018

Want to increase the return on your R&D investment? Learn how to protect your R&D during collaborations, while building intellectual property (IP) portfolios to maximize value extraction. The course will also examine sharing and monetising R&D-based IP in the private sector and the public sector. Topics covered include:

  • Obtaining and Managing IP and IP Portfolios
  • Building an Intellectual Property Portfolio
  • IP Management to Extract Value and Increase R&D ROI
  • Understanding Intellectual Property Infringement And The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Ensuring Collaboration Agreement Reflects the IP Ownership Arrangement
  • IP Commercialization And Monetization: The Private Sector Perspective
  • Licensing Fees And Royalties
  • IP Commercialization And Monetization: The Public Sector Perspective
  • Management of Government IP
  • 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” and “IP Management in R&D Projects” prior to attending this course. See more details here.

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) 6705 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