Howard Yap, ATMD Bird & Bird
1. Singapore patent filings are dominated by foreign
entities. Over the past ten years, on average, more than 90% of
patent applications in Singapore were by foreign entities.
2. The only subject matter excluded from patentability in
Singapore is inventions pertaining to methods of treatment of
the human or animal body. This means that business methods and
software inventions can be patented if they meet the
3. A Singapore resident, who wishes to first file a patent
application for an invention outside of Singapore, must obtain
security clearance from the...