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  1. Legal news
    24 September 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.

  2. Legal news
    28 August 2020
    SG IP Fast Track: Expansion of SG Patent Fast Track to accelerate related trade mark and registered design applications

    From 1 September 2020 to 29 April 2022, businesses seeking to obtain a bundle of rights for their portfolio of inventions, brands and designs will be able to tap on the SG IP Fast Track Programme to accelerate their ...

  3. Legal news
    31 January 2019
    Singapore High Court has power to revoke patents

    The Singapore High Court's decision on patents has now been reversed by the Court of Appeal, which has held that the High Court has the power to hear applications for patent revocation and to revoke patents.

  4. Legal news
    04 May 2020
    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 ...

  5. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    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 ...

  6. 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

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    Another Painful Loss for Warner-Lambert 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    Recent Developments in Singapore's 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

  9. Legal news
    03 November 2017
    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 ...