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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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@EIP_Elements @ReddieGrose Makes sense in principle. But patent owners might be aggrieved if they had to pay additional (renewal) fees!

Aug 3 2015 06:45 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@ReddieGrose Also Sir Robin's discomfort with Bellure http://t.co/ZOqbCSCdve #smellalike

Aug 3 2015 05:20 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@ReddieGrose Yes, seems reasonable. Can think of some judges who might like to be free of CJEU precedent on eg TM exhaustion & confusion!

Aug 3 2015 04:28 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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