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Statement of Inventorship Not Required? Not True

17 September 2015

Since yesterday’s post on the topic of inventorship in Singapore, we have been made aware of some potentially misleading information on the Internet:

Misleading Information on Statement of Inventorship

This passage appears to indicate that a Statement of Inventorship is not required to be filed, unless IPOS calls for it.

If so, this statement couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, if you don’t file a Statement of Inventorship in time and wait for IPOS to ask you to file it, you might end up with a patent application that is treated as having been abandoned!

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Inventorship in Singapore

16 September 2015

This post is part of a series exploring inventorship of patents and inventions in Singapore.

Under Singapore Patent Law, in the first instance, a patent may be granted primarily to the inventor or joint inventors of an invention. Section 2(1) of the Patents Act helpfully defines an “inventor” as the “actual deviser of the invention”.

It is not always the case that the invention belongs to the inventor or inventors, however. In fact, it is quite common for the invention to belong to another party, who is the applicant of the patent application for the invention described.

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Recommended for Patent Prosecution in Singapore

15 September 2015

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual

I’m very pleased to have been selected as a leading individual for patent prosecution in Singapore in the IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015:

Chong-Yee Khoo is a “rare bird – he manages to blend staggering legal skill with unparalleled insight into the life sciences”.

The IAM 1000 is compiled annually by Intellectual Asset Magazine and identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

We love it when our clients appreciate the work we do, but it is also nice to be recognised by the industry as a leader in the field.

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CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2015 Newport

14 September 2015

I look forward to attending the CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2015 held this year from 19 and 20 November 2015 at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.

Celtic Manor

I first started going to the CIPA Life Sciences Conference in the early-2000’s, back when it was known as the “CIPA Biotech Seminar”. Over the years, I have been invariably impressed by how useful, relevant and educational the conference has been.

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Asian Patent Attorneys Association Conference 2015 Okinawa

13 September 2015

The 17th General Assembly 64th and 65th Council Meetings of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) will be held this year from 13 to 17 November 2015 in Okinawa, Japan.


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