IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) International
Juliana Chua is Director of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, International (IPOS-I) and brings with her over 13 years of experience in Intellectual Property (IP). She leads the international marketing and strategic partnerships efforts of IPOS-I, and is responsible to bolster business growth for the office’s patent search and examination. Juliana is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and has successfully created over 30 markets channels for 2 startups during the past 6 years, prior to joining IPOS-I.
Juliana graduated from computer science in UK and was selected to join IBM’s UK Intellectual Property Law as part of her graduate studies. She returned to Singapore in 2004 to join Spruson and Ferguson (S&F), a leading intellectual property firm focusing on patent analytics and patent visualization to identify market opportunities. Juliana’s experience in IP management includes heading the Singapore’s IP Group of Japanese multinational Nitto Denko Corporation, as well as managing the IP portfolio for Exploit Technologies, the technology transfer office for Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
11:00 Roundtable Discussion 1: Analysing management styles and their correlation with the organization’s ability to innovate
- Top 3 leadership issues with driving Research Innovation
- Demonstrating successful Research Innovation practices. (e.g Build an open innovation platform, engage external speakers, hire experienced innovators, redesign the office environment, enhance training)
- How do different leadership/management styles affect the success of Research Innovation within the company and industry
14:00 Managing intellectual property to create better business opportunities and achieve commercial success
Understanding the nature of intellectual property - How you may create it, how to protect it, and how to commercialise it; and how to use third party intellectual property safely
Configuring the link between R&D functions and IP counsel to encourage the creative intellectual endeavours between companies
Highlighting why improved communication can lead to better outcomes in obtaining strong and enforceable patents
14:40 Panel 3: Removing the barriers of effective knowledge transfer through easier access to IP and research knowledge
Promoting sharing of IP cross-industries and creating a shared protected system
Discussing current R&D trends and shifting away from research for publication and more towards application
Developing research knowledge transfer to drive collaboration and commercialization