Intellectual Property (IP) Management Course and Toolkit for Procurement Officers

Equip yourself with the essentials of IP management (IPM), and learn how to respond effectively to procurement-related IP concerns and issues. Developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MOF), our programme is a core policy course listed in Financial Circular Minute (FCM) M9/2016.

Through our comprehensive one-day programme, build the relevant IP competencies to excel in your procurement roles, in line with the recently mandated Procurement Competency Framework (PCF).

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers. This course is targeted at Procurement Officers across Public Agencies. Project Managers and other Officers (e.g. users and evaluators) who handle procurement matters involving intellectual property are also encouraged to attend for better understanding.

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Programme Information
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Learning Objectives

Understand IPM, and an overview of IPM across Whole of Government (WOG)
Understand the various IP/IPM considerations in procurement, including: - Issue of ownership of Foreground IP (FIP) - Rights to Background IP (BIP) - Use of IP by other agencies/stakeholders - Possible commercialisation - Possible use by industry - Language of assignment - Use of vendor’s/tenderer’s confidential information - Copying tender specifications from third parties - Risk mitigation – Warranty and Indemnity
Apply the IPM toolkit for procurement, which includes the following materials: - User guide on how to navigate the toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on IP/IPM to resolve basic IP-related issues at work - Key IP issues which cover the 'Do's and Don'ts' for procurement officers - Communication brief to project owners, for use when embarking on procurement involving IP to facilitate communication with the various project owners - Basic IPM checklist & workflow for IP considerations in procurement - IP glossary containing definitions with illustrated examples on the various IP terms - Annotated contract templates, comprising explanatory notes in layman terms explaining complex IP clauses in the Conditions of Contract (CoC) templates

Who Should Attend

Procurement officers across public agencies
Project Managers and other Officers (e.g. users and evaluators) who handle procurement matters involving IP
  • Programme Detail
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  • Contact
23 Aug
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
In Person
18 Sep
19 Sep
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Online Live Stream
IPOS International
Mr Eric Khoo
Faculty Member

Eric Khoo heads the Global Engagement 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 IP Academy in collaboration with the National University of Singapore. He is also a qualified Project Management professional and a certified WSQ ACLP trainer.

Course Fee
  • $540.00 per pax (incl of 8% GST)
Terms and Conditions
  • Course fees are payable upon course registration. Payment should be processed expediently. 
  • Any request for withdrawal or refund is subject to approval by IPOS International’s management. 
  • Request for substitution has to be made in writing via email at least 3 days before start of course date and is subject to acceptance by IPOS International. 
  • IPOS International reserves the right to cancel or postpone any programme due to unforeseen circumstances.  A full refund will be given to registrants if the course is cancelled by IPOS International.  
  • IPOS International reserves the right to make changes to the programme. 

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