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SCOPE IP - IP Diagnostic / Valuation Consultants



SCOPE IP - IP Diagnostic / Valuation Consultants (SIC)

SIC will be actively involved in SCOPE IP [1], IP Diagnostic [2] or IPR Valuation [4] projects. Depending on your own specialisation and prior experience, scope of work includes IP audit, IP training, IP intelligence, Patent Mapping, Patent Landscaping, Technology Competitive Intelligence, IP portfolio management setup, IP strategy, IP valuation and IP brokering.


  • Candidates should possess a technical degree.
  • Additional postgraduate business degree such as a MBA or DBA is advantageous.
  • Candidates should also possess a Practising Management Consultant (PMC) Certification [3]. You should list your PMC Number in your CV.
  • Candidates working towards possessing a PMC Certification should indicate when you are expected to obtain the Certification.
  • Candidates who is also a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst may also be involved in IPR valuation [4] projects.
  • Senior SCOPE IP / IP Diagnostics Consultant must have completed at least 8 similar projects.
  • Candidates shall currently be residing in Singapore.
  • Good written English and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, optimistic and pleasant personality.


Last updated: 3 Feb 2014


[1] SCOPE IP: stands for Strategies for Creation, Ownership, Protection and Exploitation of IP. SCOPE IP is an Intellectual Property Management diagnostic methodology and framework developed by Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in 2003. There are two phases in SCOPE IP. Phase 1 involved the use of an IP diagnostics tool and is a form of simplified audit of an organisation IP setup and strategy. Phase 2 covers a more detailed IP audit, IP education and training, IP intelligence and research, IP portfolio management, IP strategy, IP valuation and licensing. More details on SCOPE IP in these official websites: IPOS, SPRING, IESingapore.

[2] IP Diagnostic: is similar to SCOPE IP and is administer by SPRING. Both IP Business Diagnostic and IP Legal Diagnostic are Innovation services covered under the Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV) scheme. "IP Business Diagnostic - Phase A" covers:

1. IP value chain analysis (current/future)
2. IP Prioritisation
3. IPM assessment using IPMP framework
  • (a) Strategic Approach: (i) Leadership, (ii) Strategic Management Plan, (iii) Audit and Analysis (IP Gaps)
  • (b) Management Practices Deployment: (i) Intellectual Capital Management, (ii) Innovation Process Management, (iii) IP Portfolio Management
  • (c) Results: (i) External Relationship Satisfaction, (ii) IPM Results

4. SWOT analysis
5. Tactical and Strategy Options
6. Recommendations (where applicable, include prelim Patent/Invention strategy, prelim Trademark/Branding strategy, prelim Design strategy, prelim Copyright strategy and prelim Trade Secret strategy.

An Enhanced ICV Scheme (EIS) was made available on 1 March 2014. The EIS allows SMEs to adopt and implement solutions to improve business productivity and efficiency Each SME is able to apply up to a maximum of 2 vouchers (or $10,000). The EIS supports the implementation of recommendations from previous consultancy projects (such as IP diagnostic) as well as productivity solutions under the supportable cost categories of (i) equipment & hardware, (ii) technical solutions, (iii) professional services and (iv) design & renovation.

More details on IP Diagnostic & ICV are available in these official websites: IP Business Diagnostic, ICV, FAQ, Solutions

[3] EnterpriseOne:

[4] Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) valuation projects for IP financing purposes or Writing-Down Allowances for Intellectual Property Rights which can be granted on capital expenditure incurred the acquisition of IPR under Section 19B of the Singapore Income Tax Act (Declaration form; cache). Part of the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) allows capital expenditure incurred to acquire IPRs can qualify for 400% writing-down allowances subject to a certain expenditure cap, and 100% writing-down allowances on the balance expenditure exceeding the cap.