This brochure is intended to provide some useful information regarding the registration and protection of patents in Singapore based on the prevailing laws.

I. INTRODUCTION 

II. THE PATENT APPLICATION / REGISTRATION PROCESS IN SINGAPORE

A. Brief Overview Of Application / Registration Process 

B. Examination Process 

C. Patent Prosecution Highway and Worksharing 

D. IPOS as receiving office for PCT applications and making a PCT request and application in Chinese 

E. Patent re-registration in Cambodia 

F. Patentable subject matter and Industrial applicability 

G. Caution in using supplementary examination based on EPC 2000 format for medical use claims 

H. Patentable subject matter revisited (in the eyes of Examiner)

III. PATENT INFRINGEMENT IN SINGAPORE 

A. General Rights Conferred On Granted Patents Under The Patents Act (Cap. 221) 

B. Procedure for initiating infringement proceedings 

C. Interlocutory injunction 

D. Turning the table - Groundless threat proceedings 

E. Burden of Proof 

F. Contributory Infringement 

IV. REVOCATION 

A. Post-grant action 

B. Post-grant amendment to claims 

V. CONCLUSION 

Published on
October 2017
Author
Audrey SM Yap
Managing Partner YUSARN AUDREY
Yu Sarn Chiew
Co-Managing Partner YUSARN AUDREY