IPOS extends SG IP FAST Programme and ends File-To-Grant Programme
The following article provides updates on accelerated examination options in Singapore. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently announced that it will extend the SG IP FAST programme...
The following article provides updates on accelerated examination options in Singapore. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently...
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South Korea signals intention to join the CPTPP (the “IP lite” TPP)
South Korea has recently decided to join the “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.   The CPTPP is what remains of the “TPPA-11” (which...
South Korea has recently decided to join the “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...
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IP Australia releases the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2022
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those with an interest in the number of filings in the...
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those...
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Chocolate, bunnies and buns:  An eggs-amination of Easter related patents
It’s fast approaching Easter, and apart from being a Christian festival commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and a couple of days off, what is it all about?...
It’s fast approaching Easter, and apart from being a Christian festival commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and...
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Re-patenting the prior art – how to avoid “reinventing the wheel”!
It is, unfortunately, a relatively common occurrence to find patent applications filed in which the inventor has discovered some unique characteristic or property of, say, a “new” composition they...
It is, unfortunately, a relatively common occurrence to find patent applications filed in which the inventor has discovered some...
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Innovation Patent is Gone, What’s Next?
The innovation patent system was intended to be a second tier patent system. Advantageously, the innovation patent served the needs of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) finding it difficult...
The innovation patent system was intended to be a second tier patent system. Advantageously, the innovation patent served the...
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