Registration Now Open for an All-Expenses-Paid Global WIPO-Korea IP Course

Registration for the fifteenth annual Advanced International Certificate Course (AICC) on IP asset management for business success is now open until April 21 (~11:59 p.m. Korea Standard Time).

Jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA), and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), AICC is a free three-step online training program that provides a path for even beginners to become IP experts.

In the first phase of the program, participants complete the online IP Panorama 2.0 course, which represents a significant leap forward from its predecessor, as the entire program has been updated to utilize microlearning techniques and features a modern design, recent case studies, and more. The original thirteen course modules have been reduced to eight and subdivided to reflect current trends in e-learning, with shorter educational segments for mobile-friendly content. This is followed by WIPO’s online DL-450 IP Management (IPM) course, which focuses on how to develop and implement an IPM strategy.

After studying the DL-450 course materials and attending all the online lectures, participants then move on to write their IP essay. The essay will include up to four DL-450 case-based questions and a section where participants should describe their motivation for learning about IP.

Participants who receive the best grades for the essay will be selected to take part in the final phase of AICC, the offline seminar. Around thirty participants from all corners of the globe will come together for this face-to-face course in November, which will feature first-class lecturers who will cover a wide range of critical IP issues in today’s global business environment. Those who complete each step of the course will receive a certificate signed by all the organizers.

Ryu Joohyun, director of KIPA’s Department of International Cooperation, encouraged interested parties to sign up for AICC to broaden their IP knowledge and gain a formal certification.

He said: “The AICC course gives participants a chance to receive a globally recognized certificate in IP from the comfort of their own homes. It is designed to steadily build upon participants’ understanding of IP as they progress through all three stages of the program, culminating in the offline seminar.

“Those selected for the offline seminar will have a chance to network with like-minded professionals and learn from some of the top IP experts from around the world. Sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out on this great chance to deepen your knowledge of IP.”

Since 2010, over 13,000 participants from 180 countries have signed up for the AICC program. To sign up for this year’s AICC course, please visit KIPA’s educational content site KIPO Academy. If you have any inquiries about the course, please email [email protected].

About KIPA:

The Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) was established in 1973 to promote IP and expand patent management support in South Korea. KIPA provides a one-stop service that offers assistance from the early stages of inventions to commercialization, including IP consulting, valuation, and transaction services, as well as financial support. We also play a vital role in the development of human resources in the IP field through our educational content and programs.



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