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ASPA JPAA Joint Webinar 2022

15 February 2022

The Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA) and the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will be jointly hosting a webinar on patent prosecution and litigation. The webinar will be held on 22 February 2022 at 11:00 am Singapore Time.

Dr Chong-Yee Khoo will give a presentation entitled “Patent Amendments: Best Practices to Avoid Hazards” at the joint webinar.

His presentation will cover Singapore patent practice relating to added subject matter and unsearched subject matter. He will also suggest recommendations on best practice during the patent drafting process, making an informed decision on requesting examination and during patent prosecution, particulary with regard to the making of amendments.

For full details of the event, please visit the ASPA website.

CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2021

28 October 2021

Dr Chong-Yee Khoo will attend the CIPA Life Sciences Conference on 29 November 2021. The conference will be held at the Crick Institute in London.

Presentation at CIPA IP Paralegals Virtual Conference 2021

29 August 2021

Dr Chong-Yee Khoo has been invited to give a presentation at the CIPA IP Paralegals Virtual Conference 2021.

The conference will be held from 29 September 2021 to 1 October 2021. This is the second year the conference will be held over a virtual platform.

Dr Khoo’s presentation will be on patent formalities in Singapore. His talk will cover the key features of the Singapore patent system and the basic requirements for filing a patent application in Singapore. Dr Khoo will discuss the deadlines for requesting search and examination in Singapore. He will set out the various routes for prosecuting a Singapore patent application that are available to applicants, as well as the considerations that should be taken when choosing which route to take.

The steps an applicant of a patent should take in prosecuting the patent application in Singapore, including amending a patent application and the issues of added subject matter, as well as the eventual grant process, will be discussed. The Singapore Patents Act allows for the possibility of requesting a review of the Examination Report, and Dr Khoo will discuss the steps that need to be taken to initiate such an Examination Review.

Dr Khoo’s talk will also address the possibility of making voluntary amendments to a patent application, filing of divisional applications, making changes to the patent (including changes of ownership and address changes), and the payment of renewal or maintenance fees on Singapore patents.

The conference will also hear other presentations on

  • Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong Formalities Including Recordal of Assignments & Licences
  • Patent Applications in South Africa: So Easy and So Easily Disastrous
  • IP Policy and Practice in the Post-Brexit World
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • IPO Formalities
  • EPO Formalities
  • WIPO PCT Update on Latest Developments and Challenges
  • The right strategy to approach M&A Recordals projects: a business case analysis
  • Mental Health Matters: A Proactive Approach for Paralegals
  • Designs – Hague System Formalities from International Application to Renewal
  • IP Inclusive: A Community for All”

For more information on the event, please visit the paralegal conference website.

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6 July 2021

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CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2020

28 November 2020

Dr Chong-Yee Khoo attended the CIPA Life Sciences Conference virtually this year.

Traditionally the conference is a favoured opportunity for patent and IP professionals active in the pharma, medical technology and biotechnology sectors to connect, discuss and be educated in a friendly environment and to get CPD points.

Over the course of the week commencing the 16th November 2020, the conference provided a series of webinars which covered:

  • updates on latest case law in Europe, including implications of Covid-19 on prosecution and oral proceedings
  • updates from the US, including USPTO speaker Director Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • the hot topics in the Life Sciences IP space
  • insights into inventorship considerations
  • the recent Supreme Court decision on insufficiency

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