In this article, patent attorney Vivian Wei Cheng discusses patent term extension in the association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN), a globally important group.
The grant of a 20-year exclusive monopoly on a patented invention to a patent proprietor is done so in exchange for a full disclosure of the novel and inventive invention and how it may be worked.
The Intellectual Property (Amendment) Bill is expected to come into effect in May 2022, introducing amendments to a host of current IP acts. We outline the various changes, detailing what these could mean for improving operational efficiency, and legislative and procedural clarity, for business registering IP assets in Singapore
For years, defendants in patent infringement proceedings have brought counterclaims for revocation of the patent. However, a recent High Court judgment indicates that this is no longer possible.
On 1 August 2017, the Singapore Court of Appeal in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd  SGCA 45 dismissed Warner-Lambert’s application to amend its patent for the use of pregabalin for the treatment of pain (the “Patent”).
The Singapore Government and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) have announced proposed changes to Singapore’s patents regime which they are seeking public feedback on until 1 August 2017.