Singapore Intellectual Property Blog

Joint Ownership of Singapore Patents and Singapore Patent Applications

21 March 2014

Sections 46 and 73 of the Singapore Patents Act as amended sets out the rights of co-owners of patents and patent applications.

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Patents Form 13A: Filing a Response to a Written Opinion without Amendments

27 February 2014

We found out today that there is a bug in the current implementation of Patents Form 13A on IP2SG.

The bug affects responses to Written Opinions that are filed without amendments to the specification of the patent application.

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Plant Varieties Protection (Amendment) Bill

18 February 2014

The Plant Varieties Protection (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the Plant Varieties Protection Act (Chapter 232A of the 2006 Revised Edition). The most significant change proposed to the Act is the extension of the types of plants to which protection may be afforded under the Act.

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Singapore Patents Act Amendments Resources Added

14 February 2014

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a new page to this site “Resources for the Singapore Patent Law Amendments”.

This page lists a number of useful resources for the “new” (amended) Singapore Patents Act and Rules, effective 14 February 2014.

The resources include links to the legislation, examination guidelines, new Patents forms and a list of relevant blog posts, etc.

We’ll try to keep this list updated as new material comes along. If there’s something you think we should add to this page, please let us know.

IPOS Patent Examination Guidelines

14 February 2014

IPOS published its revised and updated Examination Guidelines today.

The Examination Guidelines have been updated for the latest case law and this version deals with a much larger number of issues than previous set of guidelines, which were admittedly brief.

It’s well worth taking a look at this document if you want to have an idea of how the Examiners at IPOS are likely to deal with patentability issues arising during examination.

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