Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing IP Portfolio (IPM551)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


IPM551 Managing IP Portfolio delves into how intellectual property (IP) management needs to be integrated with other management activities through the construction of an IP portfolio for competitive advantage. This includes reviewing IP assets, determining IP management approaches, overseeing maintenance of the IP portfolio and IP portfolio management evaluation. As IP may be the single most important asset for an organisation, the course will also include its protection through the assessment of IP risks, review of IP risk management processes as well as the development and communication of IP risk management strategies.

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


  • Overview of IP Management
  • Business Significance of IP
  • Build IP Portfolio
  • Review of IP Assets and Audit
  • IP Management Approaches
  • Issues Relevant to IP Protection
  • Evaluate IP Portfolio Management
  • What is IP Risk Management?
  • Types of IP Risk
  • IP Risk Assessment
  • IP Risk Management Strategies
  • Communication of IP Risk Management Strategies

Learning Outcome

  • Assemble the components of an IP asset register
  • Evaluate the considerations when reviewing IP in an IP portfolio
  • Assess risks associated with improper IP portfolio management
  • Evaluate the considerations when defining IP management approaches
  • Outline the objectives of IP risk management
  • Describe IP risk management
  • Distinguish between and recognise the types of IP risks and IP risk management tools
  • Construct and review IP in an IP portfolio to support IP strategies and objectives
  • Determine IP management approaches in the context of IP protection
  • Analyse and oversee maintenance of an IP portfolio
  • Evaluate IP portfolio management to identify areas of improvement
  • Assess IP risks
  • Design and review IP risk management processes
  • Compose and communicate IP risk management strategies to relevant stakeholders
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