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  1. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/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 ...

  2. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    China releases Latest Draft Amendments to Patent Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-releases-latest-draft-amendments-to-patent-law

    The draft amended Patent Law contains several other new provisions in addition to the Patent Linkage and the SPP provisions, such as the draft Article 24 which proposes a six month grace period of novelty for an ...

  3. Legal news
    16 April 2018
    No doctrine of equivalents in Singapore – Lee Tat Cheng v Maka GPS Technologies Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 18 – Singapore Court of Appeal decision of 6 April 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/no-doctrine-of-equivalents-in-singapore

    The UK Supreme Court's decision in Actavis UK Limited and other v Eli Lilly and Company ([2017] UKSC 48) significantly changed the law of patent infringement in the UK by importing the American "doctrine of ...

  4. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    New IPOS-INPI PPH Pilot Programme and Re-registration of Granted Singapore Patent in Laos
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/new-ipos-inpi-pph-pilot-programme-and-re-registration-of-granted-singapore-patent-in-laos

    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI). It is now also possible to ...

  5. Legal news
    04 May 2020
    New SG Patent Fast Track Programme to Shorten the Timeframe to Obtain a Patent Grant in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/new-sg-patent-fast-track-programme-to-shorten-the-timeframe-to-obtain-a-patent-grant-in-singapore

    From 4 May 2020, a patent applicant can apply under the SG Patent Fast Track Programme ("the Programme") to shorten the time it takes to obtain a patent grant from the filing of its patent application in Singapore. The ...

  6. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    Another Painful Loss for Warner-Lambert in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/another-painful-loss-for-warnerlambert-in-singapore

    In the recent decision of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 45, the Singapore Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's decision to refuse Warner-Lambert’s application for post–grant ...

  7. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    Recent Developments in Singapore's Patents Scene
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/recent-developments-in-singapores-patents-scene

    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOS") has officially launched the Patents Open Dossier and Patents Formalities Manual to provide the public with better access to patent information

  8. Legal news
    03 November 2017
    Patent revocation: Practice is not what it seems
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/patent-revocation-practice-is-not-what-it-seems

    In Singapore, the current practice suggests that the High Court has original jurisdiction to revoke a patent. However such a practice is not established at law, rules the Singapore High Court in Sun Electric Pte Ltd v ...

  9. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Patent Term Extensions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/australia/patent-term-extensions

    In Australia the application of the Patent Term Extension provisions of the Patents Act 1990 have been construed narrowly so that PTEs are applicable to only certain types of pharmaceutical patents.