Choose from a suite of programmes to upskill your IP capabilities and boost your business’ global expansion efforts.


The Mentorship for Intangible Asset Transformation (MINT) Programme is a partnership between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) that offers local enterprises one-on-one mentorship, training, and networking opportunities to help them better use intangible assets for growth.

The programme offers customised advice on leveraging businesses' intangible assets to support their entrepreneurial activities more effectively and strategically.

MINT is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). 

Applications for the programme have closed.

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WIPO-curated List of Experts

Gain insights from one-on-one mentorship and training by this panel of experts, curated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Mr Jonathan Agmon, Partner, Head of Singapore Office, Soroker Agmon Nordman
Mr Jonathan Agmon has been practicing IP law for the past 27 years. Jonathan is a computer programmer turned lawyer. He studied law in the UK (LL.B.(Hons) and in the United States (LLM (Intellectual Property)) and is a practising attorney in the United States (New York), Israel and Singapore. He has represented numerous start-ups, medium and large corporate entities in protection, enforcement, litigation, and transactions relating to IP in various technological fields.

Jonathan maintains a diverse trademark filing portfolio for clients before several IP offices, including the USPTO and IPOS. He also specialises in mediation and arbitration, served as a mediator and arbitrator and is on numerous domain name dispute resolution panels. Jonathan continues to program on a regular basis and has of late been engaged in several blockchain and NFT projects.

Mr Winston Chan, Group Managing Partner, FT Consulting Pte Ltd
Mr Winston Chan is the Group Managing Partner of FT Consulting – a Singapore-headquartered, Asia-centric IP and business consulting firm founded in 1991. Listed in “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists” since 2018, he has 2 decades of experience in franchising, technology transfer, strategic planning, branding, innovation, and IP management projects across countries. Previously, he was an asset manager with CapitaLand Retail and has also held a management position at IPOS’ Enterprise Development Department.

Winston currently serves as a board member of IPOS International. He also lectures part-time at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in strategic internationalisation, as well as IP and Innovation Management. He was first in Singapore’s IP sector to receive the SkillsFuture Fellowships award in 2019 from the President of the Republic of Singapore, and was the top student from SMU’s MSc in Innovation (2017) course.

Mr Daniel Collopy, Principal, Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd
Mr Daniel Collopy is a Principal of Spruson & Ferguson Pte Ltd, the largest IP specialist firm in Singapore. He has worked in both law firms and in-house in multinational corporations, obtaining extensive experience in transactions involving IP (including M&A, joint ventures, and IPOs) during his 35-year career. Daniel has also prepared and prosecuted numerous patents in semiconductor and communication technologies, electric automobile engine control systems, avionics, and other software and electronics areas.

Daniel has also lectured on IP issues in the United States, Australia, England, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States, and is teaching classes in Singapore on patent law, the business of IP (IP valuation and monetisation), IP portfolio management, and patent drafting and prosecution.

Mr Jepat Feng, IP & Tech Lawyer, Associate at Lusheng Law Firm
Mr Jepat Feng is a qualified Chinese lawyer and patent attorney. He has a master’s degree in law and a master’s degree in engineering separately. Jepat has extensive experiences in IP litigations and non-contentious matters both for Chinese and foreign companies. Jepat once served as a patent examiner at Patent Examination Cooperation Centre of the China Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) for four years, focusing on patent examination. Now Jepat works at Lusheng Law Firm (strategic partner of ROUSE) and focuses on providing IP full chain services, covering acquisition, authentication, and commercialisation of all kinds of IP rights. Jepat focuses on industries including robotics, intelligent manufacturing equipment, medical equipment, semiconductors, computer software, etc.
Mr Franck Fougere, Founder and Managing Partner, Ananda Intellectual Property
Mr Franck Fougere is the founder and managing director of Ananda IP, a top tier IP law firm in Thailand (Legal 500 rankings 2020-2023). Recognised as one of Thailand’s leading IP specialists, Franck’s practice areas include IP prosecution, IP management strategy, IP litigations and enforcement, anti-counterfeit strategy and IP contracts. In addition to servicing several high-profile, multinational corporations from Europe, China, Japan, the United States, India, UAE, and Southeast Asia, Franck is also a frequent speaker on cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences. A recognised expert, Franck is a regular lecturer in patent, trademark, and design law for the WIPO and an advisor on IP issues to various governmental institutions in Europe.

Franck was appointed as Foreign Trade Advisor by the French government in 2015 and is Chairman of EABC Working Group on Intellectual Property since 2019.

Mr Omer Hiziroglu, Principal, Azur Strategy
Mr Omer Hiziroglu is a principal with Azur Strategy, an IP and innovation management consultancy firm based in France. He has twenty years of experience on technology-based transactions. His venture capital and corporate background provides him with an across-the-board experience advising clients across the innovation value chain.

His practice is primarily focused on working with technology intensive SMEs, providing portfolio management, transactional and strategic services on an international level. He is a frequent speaker on international conferences, corporate trainings as well as mentor for structuring technology transfer policies for universities.

He has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University – USA, an LL.M from University of Lausanne - Switzerland and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Suffolk University - USA. Omer is a Member of Istanbul, New York, and Massachusetts bars.

Ms Natalie Raffoul, Managing Partner, Brion Raffoul LLP
Ms Natalie Raffoul is a world-renowned IP lawyer and a partner of BRION RAFFOUL LLP, a law firm specialising in IP law that she co-founded in 2008. Natalie has been consistently ranked among the world’s leading patent practitioners in the IAM Patent 1000 publication annually since 2014, and shortlisted as one of the most Highly Recommended patent prosecutors in Canada. Since 2020, she has been recognised in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists as a Global Leader, leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios. In 2019, Natalie was appointed to Ontario, Canada’s first Expert Panel on IP. In 2021 and 2022, she led and taught several Train-the-Trainer courses for the WIPO.
Mr Dixon Soh, Director, Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property Practice, CHP Law LLC
Mr Dixon Soh has practised law as a private practitioner, in-house legal counsel and as a lawyer/IP Strategist in the public sector. Over the years, Dixon has advised numerous entities including MNCs and SMEs across many different industries, such as gaming (studio to platform, platform to users), e-sports, platform works such as e-commerce, digital exchanges, mobile applications, agri-tech, food-tech, med-tech, artificial intelligence and investments in relations to those businesses. As such, he is very familiar with the challenges (particularly IP issues) experienced by businesses throughout Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

He is also a proud graduate of the University of Tasmania and holds qualifications to practise law in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

  • IAM Strategy 300: 2020, 2021 & 2022 (Recommended Individual)
  • Accredited Mediator
  • Certified IP Mediator
  • Registered Management Consultant

Mr Andre Toh, CVA Partner, Strategy & Transactions, EY Council Member, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore
Mr Andre Toh is a partner with more than 20 years of experience in Ernst & Young, Strategy and Transactions, in Singapore. He is the Asia Pacific Leader for Valuation, Modelling & Economics advisory. In his daily work, he assists clients in valuations, business sustainability and decision modelling. The purpose is to address his client’s capital agenda from raising to investing, optimising, and preserving capital. He has appeared as an expert in the Courts of Singapore as well as arbitration proceedings.

Andre is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser with the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS), a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and a Fellow of CPA Australia. He is chairman of the Standards and Technical Working Group in IVAS.
Ms Renee Xavier, Director, Alpha & Omega Law Corporation
Ms Renee Xavier is the founder and director of Alpha & Omega Law Corporation, a Singapore law firm specialising in Intellectual Asset law since 2003, with offices in Malaysia and the Philippines.

Admitted to practice law in Singapore, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, Renee is accredited with 28 years of experience in civil, commercial, real estate, property, banking and corporate law. Separately, Renee is also a Registered Trade Mark Agent in Singapore. Since 2017, Renee has been recognised annually as one of the world’s leading IP strategists when she was presented the prestigious IAM Strategy 300 award by Globe Business Media Group. Today, Renee continues to champion the strategic management and deployment of IP and is passionate about helping clients commercialise and capitalise on their IP assets to generate revenue and achieve sustainable growth. She also enjoys passing on her wealth of knowledge via teaching engagements with IP Academy Singapore, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How much does it cost to participate in the MINT programme?

    The MINT programme is complimentary for enterprises. Companies are highly encouraged to be committed throughout the programme for best outcomes.

  2. What is the time commitment over the four months?

    Companies will spend at least 6 – 10 hours for mentorship sessions with the expert(s). This can be flexibly arranged with the expert(s) depending on the needs and schedule of the company, and can either be in-person or virtual meetings. This excludes the time that should be set aside for training (more details will be available later).

  3. What are the trainings available?

    A half-day bespoke and interactive in-person workshop along with a suite of on-demand learning modules will be curated for enterprises on the MINT programme. These will include e-learning modules from the WIPO Academy.

  4. What safeguards are there to protect my company’s confidential information?
    There will be a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signed between the IP expert(s) and the company.


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