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Singapore High Court rules it has no jurisdiction to revoke patents

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


A recent ruling made clear that Singapore’s High Court does not have original jurisdiction to hear patent revocation proceedings even if they are brought by a counterclaim in infringement proceedings. If the ruling stands, it would mean all revocation cases will have to be started at IPOS

The High Court is the lower division of the Supreme Court of SingaporeThe Singapore High Court ruled in Sun Electric v Sunseap Group and others [2017] SGHC 232 on September 28 that the High Court does not have original jurisdiction...


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