IPOS International Pte Ltd

Company Introduction

IPOS International is a private limited company fully owned by IPOS, committed to building Singapore’s future growth as a global hub for intellectual property creation, commercialisation and management. We serve the public sector, investors, private enterprises, not-for-profits, service providers and individuals through patent search and analysis, training and IP management services. Together, we amplify creativity and enable innovation, to realise tangible economic and social value from intangible assets. For more information on IPOS International, please visit www.iposinternational.com.

Overview

Minimum Project Size

$2,000

Average Hourly Rate

$$-$$$

IP Professionals

101-200

Year of Establishment

2019

Key Office Presence in SG

Paya Lebar Quarter 1

IP Expertise

  • IP Strategy Consultancy
  • Patent Analytics
  • IP Training

Market Served

  • China
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates (the)

Industry Focus

  • Precision Engineering
  • Energy and Chemicals
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Security
  • Environmental Services
  • Air Transport
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • ICT and Media
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Services

List of Key Practice Experts

Mr Fu Zhikang - Senior IP Strategist

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Zhikang has over a decade of experience in the innovation and intellectual property ecosystem. He has advised businesses and public agencies across diverse industries such as biomedical, advanced manufacturing and green technologies at various stages of innovation, on holistic IP management for optimal commercialisation outcomes. Prior to joining IPOS International, Zhikang managed two national-level funding schemes at the National Research Foundation to boost Singapore’s innovation ecosystem through impactful research translation and enterprise capability building. At IPOS, Zhikang was central in developing patent services for ASEAN, including the first regional patent work-sharing programme, and the first initiative to re-register foreign patents in Cambodia. Zhikang holds a Master of IP and Innovation Management from the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering from Nanyang Technological University.

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Mr Fu Zhikang - Senior IP Strategist , Senior Intellectual Property Strategist

Awards and accoladess

  • Registered Management Consultant (RMC)
  • Ms Low Jin Wei - IP Strategist

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    Jin Wei was involved in impact-driven IPOS initiatives which helped shape Singapore’s innovation ecosystem such as the pioneer IP Management programmes for government agencies and enterprises to further business growth with IP. She had also served in the frontlines at IPOS Service Centre, setting up operations to facilitate IP rights registration. Jin Wei holds an Honours degree in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University and is currently pursuing a Masters in IP and Innovation Management.

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    Ms Low Jin Wei - IP Strategist , Intellectual Property Strategist, Client Lead

    Awards and accoladess

  • Registered Management Consultant (RMC)
  • Mr Ye Thu Aung - IP Strategist

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    Ye Thu advises both public agencies and innovative enterprises on IP management and strategy, with his unique blend of IP knowledge, technical expertise, and strong business acumen. Prior to joining IPOS International, Ye Thu worked as an in-house IP professional with Panasonic (Singapore), leading a team of IP Analysts to deliver a host of IP solutions, including IP portfolio analysis, IP due diligence, infringement analysis, and patent monetisation to internal stakeholders to chart their strategic roadmap. Ye Thu holds a Master’s degree in power engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

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    Mr Ye Thu Aung - IP Strategist , Intellectual Property Strategist

    Awards and accoladess

  • Registered Management Consultant (RMC)
  • Dr Huang Jin Quan - Patent Analytics

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    Jinquan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and has a strong technical background in semiconductors, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, and smart technologies. He is also well-versed in technology assessment, intellectual property strategy and portfolio management. He has advised various government agencies including the Prime Minister Office, National Research Foundation, and Ministry of National Development, on R&D planning with actionable technology intelligence.

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    Dr Huang Jin Quan - Patent Analytics , Head, Patent Analytics

    Dr Sun Ting - Patent Analytics

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    Sun Ting has over five years of rich experience in patent analytics. He helped lead a series of technology landscape projects, drawing pivotal insights on emerging technologies and identifying R&D opportunities for government agencies and local research institutes. In his advisory role, he applies patent analytics to help enterprises shape their IP strategy, map out competitors or collaborators, and make key business decisions. Prior to his current role, Sun Ting was also a Patent Examiner at IPOS for over two years. He holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, and was a post-doc research fellow specialising in thin films and nanomaterials for various applications.

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    Dr Sun Ting - Patent Analytics , Intellectual Property Strategist, Project Lead

    Dr Bernice Oh - Patent Analytics

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    Bernice has over five years of experience in providing consultancy to organisations using patent analytics to support their innovation and strategic business decisions. She provides clear and actionable intelligence to empower clients in their business decisions, such as to ‘make’ or ‘buy’, R&D road mapping, and identifying potential partners or investment targets. Bernice also advises local and global enterprises on intellectual property management and strategy. Prior to her current role, Bernice was a Patent Examiner at IPOS, specialising in patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, biomedical devices, and formulations. Bernice is a Registered Management Consultant (RMC). She holds a Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, and the Imperial College London, UK.

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    Dr Bernice Oh - Patent Analytics , Intellectual Property Strategist

    Awards and accoladess

  • Registered Management Consultant (RMC)
  • Dr Tung Sau Wai - Patent Analytics

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    Sau Wai began her IP career as a Patent Examiner with IPOS’ Search and Examination unit over 5 years ago, before transitioning to her current role as an IP Strategist with IPOS International. With her rich experience in patents, she has helped public agencies and enterprises alike leverage on big patent data to extract valuable technology insights. Prior to joining IPOS International, Sau Wai was a research scientist with a local research institute, focusing on scientific ideation, prototyping and productisation. Sau Wai holds a PhD in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

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    Dr Tung Sau Wai - Patent Analytics , Intellectual Property Strategist

    Mr Paul McClelland - Faculty

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    Paul is a Commonwealth-qualified solicitor specialising in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. Before joining IP Academy, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training. During this time, he was actively involved in the first Singaporean case concerning ownership of a domain name. He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration, including IP portfolio management, trade mark oppositions, and the enforcement of trade mark, copyright, and design rights. He also taught commercial law, intellectual property, and real estate law at a Scottish university.

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    Mr Paul McClelland - Faculty , Faculty, IP Academy

    Mr Ng Chong Yuan - Faculty

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    Mr Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate and Solicitor with an engineering background and diverse work experiences in the technology sector. Presently, as a full-time faculty member of IPOS International (Academy), his area of specialisation covers intellectual property (IP) and its practices and management. He currently teaches courses at various universities in Singapore and trains different stakeholders of the IP ecosystem, including patent examiners, legal professionals and managers of intangible assets. He also oversees the academic matters for the Academy’s specialist certificate course on intangible asset management. Prior to joining the Academy, he practised law at an international law firm in Singapore, specialising in IP law and technology law. As part of this legal practice, he advised and represented clients in relation to wide portfolios of patent and trademark rights in major jurisdictions around the world. Other than IP prosecution work, Chong Yuan is also experienced in IP litigation and other legal advisory work, and was further named in USA patent (no. 6853626) as an inventor.

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    Mr Ng Chong Yuan - Faculty , Faculty, IP Academy

    Dr Jack Cheng - Faculty

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    Dr Jack Cheng Yu-Chao specialises in competitive intelligence and IP management. He is also the Head of Professional Certification and the China Desk. Jack received his PhD from the Division of Engineering and Technology Management, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NUS and Renmin University of China, teaching the modules “Patent Deployment, Licensing and Litigation”, “IP Management”, and “Technology Intelligence & IP Strategy”. Prior to joining IP Academy, Jack was the co-principal investigator for several national projects on patent trends and litigation in the information and optical-electronic industries. In addition, he also conducted several consulting projects related to IP management, patent analysis and deployment for companies in various industries, including the semiconductor and financial leasing industries.

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    Dr Jack Cheng - Faculty , Faculty, IP Academy

    Special Quote

    IPOS International’s invaluable advice helped us identify what existing IP we had, what were the IP gaps that we needed to fix as well as the strategy moving forward. By understanding the assets we have, we knew what was valuable to our company and where our growth engine was. We had managed to address the gaps in our IP almost immediately and we are really thankful for that.

    Benjamin Chua, Founder
    Spic & Span

    I would like to convey our appreciation for the exceptional work done by the IPOS International (formerly IP ValueLab) team in assisting us with our IP strategy. They have significantly helped strengthen our IP management framework for one of our key products. As we position it for export opportunities, the framework will certainly provide the strategic advantage needed to compete and excel in the global market.

    Dr Lee Shiang Long, President
    ST Engineering Land Systems (formerly ST Kinetics)

    The Specialist Certificate course by IP Academy was a great combination of learning core IP knowledge and applying that knowledge in the context of business. The structured approach and frameworks provided a holistic view of IP in business that I feel would normally only be picked up over many years of practice and mentorship. I have no doubt that the soft skills and best practices from these modules will come in handy in my day-to-day IP work.

    Mr Raj Dhaliwal, Senior Corporate Counsel
    Seagate Technology


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    Basic Entity Info

    Business Entity

    IPOS International Pte Ltd

    ID

    201405679N

    Date Of Formation

    01/05/2019

    Last update

    28/06/2021 Rachel Tan