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Patent Law

Learn how Patent law can be applied to support and drive business strategies and objectives.
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Many organisations are beginning to realise the importance of protecting their inventions through patents. However, deciding where and when to patent your inventions may nevertheless prove to be a challenging issue for some organisations. This course seeks to equip participants with an understanding of common patent filing strategies. Participants will also learn how manage patent portfolios and help their organisations explore other revenue streams through patent commercialisation and monetisation.

At the end of this course, participants will not only understand how to detect patent infringement but also acquire knowledge on the patent filing process in Singapore as well as overseas. The content, pedagogy and methodology of this course are structured in a way that allows participants to review the course materials at their own pace. This course also allows participants to download and save a copy of the online content as a PDF document.


This course does not have any pre-requisites. We do, however, make certain assumptions about your learning abilities, which we describe as assumed knowledge and skills. Learners in this course are assumed to:

  • have analytical skills to identify applicable types of IP
  • have communication skills to articulate various types of IP
  • have information gathering skills to collate necessary data
  • have organisational skills to support implementation of registration procedures in a timely manner
  • have business ethics and integrity

Course Staff


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Mr. Ng Chong Yuan

Faculty, IP Academy


Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over about a decade. Currently, as a faculty member of IP Academy, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets.

Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trademark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including USA, EU, CN, SG and AU. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.

With an engineering training, Chong Yuan has also tutored and conducted research at the engineering school of a Singapore university. He is also an inventor of a USA patent (no. 6853626).


  • J.D. (Singapore Management University)
  • M. Eng. (National University of Singapore)
  • B. Eng. (Hons – 1st) (National University of Singapore

Areas of Specialisation

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology & Commercial Law


  • Co-Author, "Trade Mark Opposition – Comparison of Marks - IP Edge, August 2016 (Rodyk IP)
  • Co-Author, "Supplementary Examination Guidelines For Patent Applications", IP Edge, October 2015 (Singapore: Rodyk & Davidson LLP, 2015)
  • Co-Inventor, “Method and apparatus for echo cancellation in an asymmetric communication system”, US Patent Publication No. 6853626 B1, February 2005
  • Co-Author, "Design of analog equalizers for partial response detection in magnetic recording", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, July 2000

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law


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