Singapore University of Social Sciences

Patent Practice in Singapore (IPM523)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

IPM523 Patent Practice in Singapore prepares students to sit for the Singapore Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Paper D: Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore. The course focusses on the evaluation of situations to identify technical and patent issues, interpreting patent-related legislations and regulations to identify potential courses of action. Students will also look at advising relevant stakeholders of the impact of technical and patent issues as well as conducting work to perform courses of action.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Patent-Related Legislation, Regulations and Patent Examination Guidelines in Singapore
  • International Patent-Related Legislation and Regulations Relevant to Singapore
  • Application of Patent-Related Legislation and Regulations
  • Patent Protection Considerations
  • Identification of Patent Application Issues
  • Identification of Granted Patent Issues
  • Courses of Action Related to Patents and Patent Application Issues
  • Executing Courses of Action Related to Technical and Patent Issues
  • Filing Strategies and Prosecuting Patent Applications
  • Dealing with Filing and Prosecution
  • Consequences Associated with Improper Advice or Execution of the Courses of Action
  • Patent Agency Practice and Ethics in Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise patent-related legislation and regulations and their application
  • Evaluate considerations when evaluating situations to understand implications to business objectives
  • Evaluate considerations when executing courses of action related to technical and patent issues
  • Assess consequences associated with improper advice or execution of the courses of action
  • Analyse situations to identify technical and patent issues affecting business objectives
  • Interpret patent-related legislations and regulations to identify potential courses of action throughout the patent lifecycle
  • Examine and advise relevant stakeholders on the impact of technical and patent issues to their business objectives
  • Organise and conduct work to perform courses of action as instructed by the client
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