A unique vision: Dr Ming Tan of IPOS International


Dr Ming Tan

A unique vision: Dr Ming Tan of IPOS International

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A robust IP regime and respect for the value of intangible assets are vital to an innovative economy. IPOS International is the enterprise and engagement arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Set up in 2019, it offers solutions to public agencies and enterprises by bringing together unique technical capabilities in patent search, examination and analytics, IP management and skills development.

IPOS envisions a Singapore where innovative enterprises use intangible assets to grow. Consequently, IPOS plays an important role in shaping Singapore’s economy through its stewardship of Singapore’s IP ecosystem.

Embracing diversity in discipline, thought, background, and personalities harnesses the best of what we each have to offer in service to a shared purpose and mission. Last year, Singapore retained its top spot as Asia’s most innovative nation in the Global Innovation Index released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD. It has held this position since 2014.

A balanced community

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