11 July 2019 | Alban Kang Partner, Pin-Ping Oh Counsel

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 including, most notably, providing for the consolidation of civil IP proceedings in the High Court (read more here).

Additionally, the Bill introduces two new procedures aimed at reducing the risk of undeserving patents being granted and at allowing any such granted patents to be revoked in a cost-effective manner. It also seeks to amend the time bars to patent entitlement proceedings.

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About the Authors

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Alban Kang
Partner
I am a partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology group in Singapore and lead our ASEAN and Japan practice. With more than 35 years in practice I have developed a specialist focus on complex patent litigation and other contentious IP related cases.

Direct: +65 6534 5266

[email protected]
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Pin-Ping Oh
Counsel
As a Counsel in our Intellectual Property Group in Singapore and part of the Media, Entertainment & Sports sector Group, I focus on contentious IP matters including IP infringement litigation, patent revocation actions and trade mark oppositions, but also advise clients extensively on non-contentious matters including IP commercialisation, patent and trade mark freedom-to-operate issues and brand protection.

Direct: +65 6534 5266

[email protected]

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