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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.

Sushi

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Re-registration of Singapore Patents in Cambodia

9 September 2015

IPOS has announced that a Singapore patent can be re-registered as a patent in Cambodia. It is therefore now possible to obtain a Cambodian patent on the basis of a patent that has already been granted in Singapore.

The process is straightforward and may be worth considering for applicants who have commercial interests in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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IPOS Declares New Excluded Days

8 September 2015

IPOS has issued Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015, the effect of which is to declare the following as excluded days:

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Singapore High Court Refuses Application to Amend Patent

29 June 2015

The Singapore High Court recently considered the allowability of post-grant amendments in the judgement of Ship’s Equipment Centre Bremen GmbH v Fuji Trading (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2015] SGHC 159.

This case is a stark reminder that post-grant patent amendments in Singapore remain discretionary, in contrast to the changes to the UK Patents Law introduced by the Patents Act 2004 and in consideration of EPC 2000.

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