Where Bright Sparks Set Off - The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is the lead government agency that formulates and administers Intellectual Property laws, promotes IP awareness and provides the infrastructure to facilitate greater development of Intellectual Property in Singapore. We are looking for astute individuals to be at the forefront of our exciting team. Come as we light your way to a more rewarding career.
(Post 1): Assistant Director/Senior Assistant Director [Innovation], Enterprise Development Department
Innovative economies are competing based on the intellectual creations of their population. Such intellectual creations can be protected by patents for technological inventions, trademarks for brands, designs and copyrights, collectively, called the intellectual property (IP) rights, for the main or additional business competitive edge.
Reporting to the Director, Enterprise Development Department, you are responsible for formulating policies and programmes to enable our innovation and creative communities in Singapore create their competitive edge. You will actively seek collaboration and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to implement these policies and programmes.
You have a passion for Singapore innovations to shine on the global stage. You may not have in-depth intellectual property (IP) knowledge but believe that IP planning and management can enable globally-competitive innovation outcomes. You have experience in leading and driving multi-agency programmes.
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(Post 2): Assistant Director/Senior Assistant Director [IP Capital], Enterprise Development Department
Reporting to the Director (Enterprise Development Department), the candidate will be responsible for formulating policies and programmes to develop Singapore’s IP transaction ecosystem to enable Singapore to be the choice location for the monetization of intangible assets and IP rights.
Ideally, the candidate has conducted intangible assets transactions in the following areas: innovation joint collaborations / ventures, licensing deals, standalone intangible asset transactions, M&A of highly innovative companies, financing deals using intangible assets as security, etc. The candidate should be aware of the best practices and current industry practices on the execution of intangible assets deals.
(Post 3): Assistant Director, Internal Audit Department
(Post 4): Senior Patent Examiner, IPOS-I
The Patent S&E Unit is recruiting an experienced patent examiner from established patent offices. He/she will find satisfaction from being a part of the pioneering effort of building a fledging Patent S&E Unit and can look forward to opportunities that a fast growing office may bring. He/she will work with highly-motivated and well-qualified colleagues in a Unit that is adequately resourced to build up rapidly a notable patent search and examination capability. This position is based in Singapore. Ideally, the candidate(s) should be prepared to take up the position for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6)-month probation period.
The Senior Patent Examiner position is a management position within the Patent S&E Unit.
The job entails:
The candidate should have a PhD or good class honours degree and a minimum of 12 years of patent search and examination experience in an established patent office, desirably in the field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information & Communication Technologies, Physics or Biotechnology. Knowledge in one or more disciplines would be an added advantage. The candidate should also be capable of providing supervision, mentoring and coaching to the team. Furthermore, the candidate must be comfortable and fluent in the English language. Experience in any of the following would be added advantages: hearings, international experience, and business development.
(Post 5): Assistant Director, IP ValueLab
IP ValueLab serves as the IPOS’s (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore) vehicle to engage enterprises to build the latters’ competitive edge using IPs, through IP ValueLab’s suite of products and solutions.
We seek dynamic candidates to join us to:
An attractive remuneration package that commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the right candidate. Please submit your completed job application form to the Human Capital Director via email to IPOS_Personnel@ipos.gov.sg or mail your application to the address stated below.
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
51 Bras Basah Road
#01-01 Manulife Centre
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified for an interview.
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