Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence (CI) is a process which gives insights into what might happen in the near future to support IP related business decisions. Analysis of IP may reveal a great deal about a competing corporation‘ / research entity technology strategies.

We offer an integrated service to collate, map and chart patent holdings or other forms of IP, to indicate IP rights over time, density/frequency in specific technologies, international equivalents, citation history, and activity of particular individuals, companies or groups. Business / Innovation continuity and success is not just about doing the right things, but keeping abreast of what others are doing as well. Singapore government grants are available and terms applied.


Technology Intelligence

Technology Intelligence (TI) that involves white space analysis and/or “invent-around” strategy, is an activity that enables companies to identify the technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of their business.  It aims to capture and disseminate the technological information needed for strategic planning and decision making.

As technology life cycles shorten and business becomes more globalised, having effective TI capabilities is becoming increasingly important. When analysing technological development in a particular field, it is important to understand the existing landscape and find the “white space” where there is room for your business/technical area to innovate and grow.

Building upon a landscape study, our experts will review existing references to determine where there are patented technology gaps, opportunities and pitfalls. Singapore government grants are available and terms applied.


IP Holdings Advisory

IP Holding Advisory

The key to establishing an IP Holding Entity is to enable efficient tax planning (such as gain tax benefits/concessions) and IP exploitation (with respect to infringement related claims against the parent company). Such formation enables full exploitation of the IP portfolio as an income generator.

With proper investigation and planning, benefits will show and the IP holding entity can offer significant advantages when an IP owner seeks to streamline royalty and licensing intakes from multiple licensees with limited liabilities. Singapore government grants are available and terms applied.


Singapore Government Grants/Incentives Advisory

The Singapore Government offers several grants and incentives to promote the development, commercialization and management of IP.

Additionally we partner with our network of associates to cover other non IP areas such as marketing, productivity/capability developments and business related trainings. IP ALPHA has partnered in many projects to provide “Total Solution” to local and international clients. Some examples of the grant assistance programmes which we can assist you in applying are:

– IP Management & Franchising for SMEs
– Brand & Marketing for SMEs
– Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme
– Global Company Partnership (GCP)
– Research Incentive Scheme for Companies (RISC)
– ACE Start-Up Grant
– Capability Development Grant
– Market Readiness Assistance (MRA)
– Business Improvement Fund (BIF)


IP Licensing and Acquisition Support

IP can be an organization’s most valuable assets; As such it is of high importance in any technology-driven business or research entity with respect to licensing, commercialisation, mergers & acquisitions and takeovers consideration.  Balancing to conclude the right IP portfolio to acquire, dispose, license, commercialise, create start-up or incubate is a crucial decision. Such exploitation activity is non-trivial and often forms a very important part of the IP strategy.

There are three primary areas of focus for such support/review that we can offer:

  1. Due diligence study on the ownership, status, control, term sheet of the IP asset
  2. Assessment of the strength and economic/market value of the IP asset
  3. Study on the potential liability for infringement or “road blocks”


Business Advisory Services

Company Incorporation

Company incorporation can be a time consuming & complex process especially for countries where the regulations are inconsistent and information on the various entity options is not readily available. We partner with our local in-country representatives to recommend and assist you in the setting up of foreign-owned companies and representative offices and acquiring all business licenses.  Our networks of representatives have operations in China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand. Our value lies in our wide and deep connections in many countries’ IP legal firms and business consulting entities; With such advantage impetus, we often client a unique integrated business incorporation, local/cross-country law, technology innovation and IP to better provide holistic business structure and operation strategy.

Business Marketing

In today's competitive landscape, businesses operate in an ever evolving and complex environment.  We specialise in helping companies build robust and cost effective “E-marketing” solutions that will help them find unexplored ways to achieve exponential growth and expand their customer reach with omni-channel marketing tactics. Singapore government grants are available and terms applied.

We adopt a customised approach to analyse every components of your sales and marketing touchpoints. We provide insights to your customer buying behaviour and study the effectiveness of your marketing team’s efforts in addressing it. We have successfully worked with international clients, notably in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to recommend actions that will target their resource for maximum efficiency, and highlight trends and best-in-class practices to ensure they stay ahead of competition.

Human Capital Development

Whether you are a start-up, growing SME or large MNC looking to expand into new markets and territories or one that is re-inventing to stay afloat during tough times, the success of your business depends largely on your people.

Our ability to translate business requirements into actionable people strategy has prompted many of our local and international clients ranging from retail, F&B to FMCG to partner with us to roll out highly complex and customised projects in the areas of:

  1. Strategic manpower planning
  2. Competency framework development
  3. HR process review and audit
  4. Performance management
  5. Recruitment and selection strategy
  6. Employee engagement
  7. Compensation and benefits.