LES Singapore Basic & Intermediate Licensing Course 2019

Event Overview:

Date: 4 – 6 Nov 2019 (Basic), 6 Nov 2018 (Intermediate)

Time: 9am – 5.30pm (Registration starts at 8.30 am, lunch and tea breaks are provided)

IPOS International
1 Paya Lebar Link, #11-03
PLQ 1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Fees: (inclusive of 7% GST)

Programme Synopsis

The Licensing Executives Society (Singapore) and IP Academy Singapore are pleased to present the LES Singapore Basic and Intermediate Licensing Course 2019.

The course covers aspects of the licensing of intellectual property – trade marks, copyright, patents and registered designs. It presents a brief and lucid explanation of the various principles and procedures of licensing negotiations, including a “hands-on” scenario which will enable the participant to put into practice the lessons taught, under the supervision and assessment of the instructors.

The basic course contains materials which will be useful to the experienced licensing professional including pointers for structuring a deal. The intermediate course assumes attendees have at least 5 years of IP transaction experience and is structured to enhance practitioners’ appreciation of the topic.

The course has been developed by licensing and intellectual property lawyers & industry members based on the accumulation of a wealth of experience in the field of licensing, franchising and technology transfer.

This course is relevant for research administrators, contracts managers, industry developers, business developers, technology transfer and commercialization professionals, licensing professionals, lawyers, patent agents, technical directors, research managers, researchers and scientists.

Programme Outline*

Day 1 – 4 Nov 2019 (Basic)

IP, IP Strategy and Management
9:00 – 10:15 amIP Strategy, IP and Contract ManagementCatherine Lee
10:15 – 10:30 amTea Break 
10:30 – 11:15 amIP Strategy, IP and Contract Management (cont)Catherine Lee
11:15 – 12:15 pmNegotiationSharon Chiang
12:15 – 1:15 pmLunch 
1:15 – 2:15 pmBasic Contract LawGeorge Hwang
2:15 – 3:45 pmStructure of LicenseSuresh Sachi
3:45 – 4:00 pmTea Break 
4:00 – 4:30 pmDispute ResolutionLionel Tan
4:30 – 5:00 pmIntroduction to Licensing GameSharon Chiang
5:00 – 5:30 pmQ & A 

Day 2 – 5 Nov 2019 (Basic)

IP Valuation
9:00 – 10:15 amIP Valuation For Investment and ProcurementTerrence Ang
10:15 – 10:30 amTea Break 
10:30 – 11:15 amIP Valuation For Investment and Procurement (cont)Terrence Ang
11:15 – 12:15 pmPractice Session 
12:15 – 1:15 pmLunch 
1:15 – 3:15 pmLicensing GameSharon Chiang
George Hwang
3:15 – 3:30 pmTea Break 
3:30 – 5:00 pmLicensing Game (cont)Sharon Chiang
George Hwang
5:00 – 5:30 pmQ & A 

Day 3 – 6 Nov 2019 (Intermediate) – Optional

9:00 – 10:15 amIP Valuation – IntermediateTerrence Ang
10:15 – 10:30 amTea Break 
10:30 – 11:45 amAnatomy of Licensing AgreementLionel Tan
11:45 – 1:00 pmIP Transactions in Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Medical DevicesSharon Chiang
1:00 – 2:00 pmLunch 
2:00 – 3:15 pmRCA, MTA, DSA, NDA – what do they really meanNick Sim
3:15 – 3:30 pmTea Break 
3:30 – 4:30 pmInternational Aspects of IP Transactions (conflicts issues)George Hwang
4:30 – 5:30 pmParallel Imports and Pricing Policies and Anti-trust aspects – Statutorily Right Licensing, Competition LawGeorge Hwang

* Note: The above programme may be subject to change


Mr Terrence Ang, Ms Sharon Chiang, Mr George Hwang, Ms Catherine Lee, Mr Suresh Sachi, Mr Nick Sim and Mr Lionel Tan.

For more information on our speakers, please refer to the Speaker Profiles pdf.


Day 1 & 2

LES Singapore Members$725.00
Non-Members (inclusive of LES Singapore 2019 membership)$875.00

Day 3

LES Singapore Members$435.00
Non-Members (inclusive of LES Singapore 2019 membership)$525.00

e2i and UTAP funding are available for only the Basic Licensing Course (Days 1 & 2).

SkillsFuture Credit (Pending)

All Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above may be able to use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for or offset the course fees. Do click on this link or call the SkillsFuture Hotline at 6883 5885 for more information on SkillsFuture Credit.

Note: Participants who are claiming SkillsFuture Credits will not be eligible for e2i funding.

e2i SUPPORT (applicable only for Basic Licensing Course – Day 1 & 2)

Programme Participants can enjoy e2i course fee support of $15/hr, capped at $225 per trainee per programme following the completion of the programme, subject to the fulfilment of the following criteria:

  • Participants are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Participants achieve at least 100% attendance for the programme
  • Participants and/or the Company do not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed

If you meet the abovementioned criteria, you will be automatically eligible for e2i support, which is based on a reimbursement basis.

UTAP SUPPORT (applicable only for Basic Licensing Course – Day 1 & 2)

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) is an individual skill upgrading account for NTUC members. As a member, you enjoy UTAP funding at 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year.

Members Eligibility for UTAP Application

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the whole course duration and at the point of claim 
  2. Course must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding 
  3. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above 
  4. Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  5. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

Please apply for UTAP funding at https://www.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/up2/home.

For more information on UTAP, please call the NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or visit skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg.


This programme is pending accreditation by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.REGISTERBROCHURESPEAKER PROFILES


Ms Dilpreet Kaur
Tel: (65) 6330 8692 | Fax No: (65) 62218601 Email: dilpreet.kaur@iposinternational.com

Ms Janis Kam
Tel: (65) 6330 8688 | Fax No: (65) 62218601
Email: janis.kam@iposinternational.com