Therapeutic product registration could be jeopardised by omitting to disclose a pertinent patent, regardless of whether the omission was wilful

Pursuant to the Health Products (Therapeutic Products) Regulations ("HPR"), applicants for registration of a therapeutic product with the Health Sciences Authority ("HSA") in Singapore must declare whether "a patent is in force in respect of the therapeutic ...

23 March 2020

Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents

Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise for aspiring patentees of computer ...

05 December 2019

Closure of Foreign Route from 1 January 2020

From 1 January 2020, patent applicants will no longer be able to use the foreign route when complying with the search and examination requirements in Singapore.

24 September 2019

Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?

According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

06 August 2019

Making Singapore Patents More Robust

The Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill was tabled in Parliament this week. The Bill seeks to make extensive changes to how intellectual property ("IP") rights may be enforced in Singapore

11 July 2019