We received an email from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore yesterday, telling us that the Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 will have a commencement date of 14 February 2014.
This means that the provisions of the amended Singapore Patents Act will apply to:
Singapore patent applications filed on or after 14 February 2014
Divisional applications whose date of actual filing (not the parent filing date) is on or after 14 February 2014
International Patent Applications entering the national phase in Singapore on or after 14 February 2014