IP Competency Framework Certified Professionals
“The IP Competency Framework (IPCF) is a key enabler to the IP Hub Master Plan. Launched in 2013, it is aimed at equipping our professionals with specialised IP skill sets and continuous professional development with the support of our valued stakeholders.”
The IPCF Certified Professionals listing is a free web-based directory tailored to assist companies and individuals in expediting their search for certified IP professionals and services. The directory lists IP professionals who exhibit the relevant expertise, experience and qualifications and/or training in their specialised fields of work, and are certified by the respective industry/professional bodies in each of the above five IPCF verticals.
The respective IP professionals’ contact details are included in the listing. Please click on the links below to contact the professionals directly to enquire more about their services.
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Patent Agent / Attorney
Please click here for list of patent agents (with practising certificates)
The Patent Agent/Attorney acts for clients in the drafting and prosecution of patents, and renders advice on the patentability of the inventions.The Patent Agent/Attorney may also conduct patent intelligence and due diligence, advise on the strategies of patent protection and management, and be called upon to give recommendations on strategies to be employed in overseas patent filings.
For more information about patent agents and the full register, please click here.
IP Technology Consultant
The IP Technology Consultant advises clients on the IP protection and exploitation of IP assets, including the analysis of current and new technologies, both locally and abroad in collaboration with IP professionals such as IP Lawyers and Patent Agents/Attorneys. The IP Technology Consultant also plays an advisory role in facilitating the development and/or refinement of IP strategies and policies from a technology perspective to identify the appropriate course of action for commercialization and value creation.
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The IP Lawyer advises clients on the management and ownership of trade marks, patents, registered designs and copyright. With their knowledge of IP legislation, the IP Lawyer helps to protect their client’s ideas or products from unauthorized use by third parties and provides counsel on their rights and obligations. In addition, IP Lawyers represents clients in court, develops the appropriate litigation strategies and drafts the necessary documents.
Please click here for the media release for the collaboration between IPOS and Law Society.
Benefits of IPCF Certification
Professional certification serves as an industry-endorsed mark of recognition and quality.
For Businesses: Why do I want to engage the services of IPCF Certified Professionals?
For IP Professionals and Practitioners: Why do I want to be an IPCF Certified Professional?
(a) the directory of IP Service Providers has been provided as a convenience and on an "as is" basis;
(b) IPOS makes no representation or warranty, and hereby excludes all representations and warranties implied or express, as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, reliability, timeliness, quality or fitness for any particular purpose of any information relating to any entity listed in the directory, including, without limitation, whether any entity is able or qualified to carry out the services in respect of which it is listed; and
(c) The listing of any entity in the directory is not, and should not be taken as, an endorsement or approval by IPOS of such entity, or its services or activities. By relying on such information and/or the services provided by any entity in the directory, you do so at your own risk.
Please also note that only certain persons and entities are entitled to act as advocates and solicitors and patent agents in Singapore. For further details, please refer to the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161) and the Patents Act (Cap. 221), respectively. Where in doubt as to whether any entity in the directory of IP Service Providers is qualified to act as an advocate and solicitor or a patent agent, or to perform the services in respect of which it is listed, you should verify this independently for yourself.
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