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Global WIPO-ROK IP Course “AICC” Begins Final Online Stage

November 12, 2020

The final stage of the 11th Advanced International Certificate Course (AICC) on IP asset management for business success is being held online from November 9th to 13th.

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), the AICC is a three-step global training program that provides a path for even beginners to become IP experts.

A total of 52 participants from all corners of the globe will come together for the virtual course, which will feature expert lectures covering a range of topics including innovation management, co-innovation and IP, and licensing negotiations. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate signed by all the organizers.

These participants have been selected following their excellent performance in the AICC’s first stage consisting of the IP Panorama and WIPO DL-450 IP Management courses and the subsequent IP essay task.

The third stage of the course is usually an offline event held in Seoul, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant this year’s final phase was moved online.

KIPA representative Danny Yoo said the organizers are making every effort to ensure the course is as interactive and informative as possible following the move online.

He said: “We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the final stage of the AICC, which will be held online for the first time in the course’s history. We have secured an illustrious list of international expert speakers to deliver lectures in real-time, ensuring that students enjoy high-quality, interactive education from the comfort of their homes.

“We have also arranged a number of group work sessions so participants can learn from another and network with like-minded IP professionals just as they would in a face-to-face course. We are sure that this year’s course will be a resounding success.”

Since 2010, almost 10,000 participants have taken part in the AICC program. A record 1,674 participants from 133 countries signed up for the course this year, highlighting the increasing popularity of the AICC as demand for high-quality online IP training rises.

To find out more about the AICC program, please visit KIPA’s educational content site IP Discovery at https://www.ipdiscovery.net/

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.