Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) selects Derwent Innovation to educate Singapore’s next generation of IP Professionals

Clarivate Analytics’ flagship patent research platform has been selected by the SUSS Masters Program, part of Singapore’s IP Hub Master Plan


Singapore, April 19, 2018 – The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), one of Singapore’s six national universities, has chosen Derwent Innovation by Clarivate Analytics to be the main intellectual property (IP) analysis and collaboration solution for its Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) Program.

The MIPIM Program will last four semesters (24 months) and is the first and only graduate program in IP and innovation management offered in Singapore. The MIPIM Program is an initiative under the national IP Hub Master Plan which was updated in 2017 by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Ministry of Law of Singapore. The Master Plan is aimed at building up Singapore’s competencies in managing and exploiting IP to drive business and economic growth.

Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun, Dean, School of Business, SUSS said, “As Singapore’s economy moves towards a more innovative and digitally focused environment, IP is becoming an increasingly valuable strategic asset for businesses. It is timely that in our MIPIM program students will learn to understand the current technology landscape, and be able to access and analyse patent information to develop sound IP strategy that can help companies reinforce their competitive positions. SUSS has selected Derwent Innovation because of their proven track record and comprehensive IP solutions. We hope to provide the appropriate tool for our students to mine and extract the relevant insights that guide IP and business strategy, be it to develop intelligence for R&D, licensing or enforcement purposes.”

Jeroen Prinsen, Vice President and Head of Australasia and Southeast Asia at Clarivate Analytics said, “In today’s global economy, the creation, protection and commercialization of IP has become vital in helping organizations innovate and drive sustainable business growth. Developing students with practical knowledge of IP through exposure to Derwent Innovation will give them a competitive advantage as IP specialists in their career path. We are pleased to partner with SUSS for their MIPIM curriculum, and will support them in building a stronger IP ecosystem for Singapore.”

Derwent Innovation, the flagship patent research platform from Clarivate Analytics, provides access to the most trusted global patent data and scientific literature with powerful capabilities to perform analysis and collaborate efficiently. Powered by the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), the world’s most trusted source of patent data, Derwent Innovation provides users with the most comprehensive patent solution offering editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data covering more than 50 patent issuing authorities with English translations from 30 languages. Each patent is classified according to a unique classification system of technical sections and classes, making it easier and faster to find and retrieve relevant patents.  Trusted by more than 40 patent offices worldwide, Derwent patent data including DWPI is the global leader in patent-smart technology, content and applications for inventors, IP professionals and licensing specialists.

Developed in collaboration with IPOS and the IP Academy, the MIPIM Program targets professionals who are interested in entering the IP industry or upgrading their skills to add value to their job roles and organizations, IP professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills set, and professionals aspiring to be patent attorneys/agents. The MIPIM curriculum builds on a common core foundation on IP law and IP management. It is followed by training in specialized domain knowledge and skills through completing courses in one of the three specialization tracks – IP Management, IP Technology and Patent Agency.

The current pioneer batch of working professionals in consultancy, R&D and IP from law firms and companies will use Derwent Innovation for their coursework on IP intelligence. They will be trained on Derwent Innovation usage by Clarivate Analytics industry experts and have access to their expertise as well as the Derwent Innovation customer support team.


Note to the Editor: In 2013, the Singapore government released the IP Hub Master Plan to leverage Singapore’s key strengths and guide its development as a global IP hub in Asia. Singapore’s IP regime is recognized as one of the world’s best. Since 2014, Singapore has been ranked among the world’s top five by the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index for the strength of its IP protection. Visit

About Singapore University of Social Sciences
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore’s six autonomous universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 15,000 students, SUSS provides an applied education that targets both fresh school leavers and adult learners, with a focus on the social sciences. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 70 degree programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SUSS’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans. For more information on Singapore University of Social Sciences, please visit

About Derwent
Derwent powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization – with trusted patent data, applications and services including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, Derwent Patents Citation Index and Derwent Data Analyzer. We build solutions for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators, legal professionals at the leading intellectual property practices, and patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices. Our solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities. Visit:

Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including the Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission, to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit

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Valerie Ng
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Senior PR Manager, Communications & Marketing
+65 6248 0364


Pamela Lim
Clarivate Analytics
Senior External Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
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