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Expansion of the patent box scheme to include agricultural and low emissions technology sectors

Australia - March 31 2022 Originally designed to encourage home-grown innovation in the biotech and medical technology sectors, the Australian Government announced in its…

Simplifying and streamlining Singapore’s intellectual property systems

Singapore - September 16 2021 We summarise the key changes proposed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) for those foreign applicants seeking IP protection in…

Further changes to the Singapore patent system afoot

Singapore - October 16 2015 We previously reported a major overhaul to the Singapore patent system which came into effect on 14 February 2014 as a result of legislative changes…

Plants may be patentable in Europe even if the methods by which they are produced are not

European Union - April 7 2015 The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office finally issued its decision regarding the patentability of plants and plant material…

A positive change for the Singapore patent system – a summary for Australian investors

Singapore - February 27 2014 On 14 February 2014, legislative changes to the Singapore Patents Act and Patent Rules came into force and will now apply to any applications filed…