Changes to Singapore Patents System

29 Sep 2021

Subsequent to the Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Act 2019, some changes have been made to the patent legislation in Singapore and these will be in force on 1 October 2021.

The new rules will include pre-grant observations on the patentability of an invention by third parties and post-grant requests by third parties to re-examine the specification of patent of an invention.

The new rules will also cover the effect of counter-statements in revocation proceedings and provide for a note to be added to the Patents Register on the validity of a patent. 

This article discusses some of these legislative changes.

Please click here to read more about the update.

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