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Avoid double patenting issues

Due to the amendments in the Singapore Patents Act effective on or after July 1 2004, the issue of double patenting provides one possible ground for revocation of all Singapore patent applications.

Under section 80(1)(g) of the Singapore Patents Act, a patent may be revoked if "the patent is one of two or more patents for the same invention having the same priority date and filed by the same party or his successor in title". It should be noted that the term "priority date" is used in section 80(1)(g) of the Patents Act. This means that even if...

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