IPOS Feedback Session on Positive Grant System for Patents – March 20, 2015

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) held a feedback session on the “positive grant” system for patents, which came into effect on February 14, 2014, as a result of changes to the Singapore Patent Law. Prior to this change, Singapore patents could be granted by complying only with formality requirements, even when the examination report found that the invention […]

ALB Singapore IP Conference, December 9, 2014

I will be speaking as part of a panel discussion on “IP in the world of disruptive technologies and big data” at the ALB Singapore IP Conference.  The conference is presented by Thomson Reuters and Asian Legal Business and will include sessions on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, IP valuation and monetization, and IP litigation. Keynote […]

IPOS declares Excluded Days for Business – Oct. 9 through 21, 2014

In order to continue implementing its IP2SG electronic IP portal, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has largely shut down all of its electronic filing systems, including ePayment, eTrademarks, and eDesigns, from October 9 through 19, 2014. The IP2SG portal will reopen on October 20, 2014. To allow for this extended downtime, IPOS has declared the 9th through the 21st […]

Framing Intellectual Property Law in the 21st Century – Integrating Incentives, Trade, Development, Culture and Human Rights, August 14-15, 2014, Singapore

The National University of Singapore’s Centre for Law & Business has organized a conference that will “analyse how the IP framework is perceived through various lenses, namely, incentive, trade, development, culture and human rights.”  This conference is open to the public with prior registration. Date: 14 – 15 August 2014 Location: Orchard Hotel, Singapore Additional information […]