The patent system in Singapore makes a revolutionary change starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Patent applications filed in Singapore on or before Dec. 31, 2019, can still enjoy the current supplementary examination process (also known as the “foreign route”), if the applicant chooses. For these applications, there will be no substantive local examination, even if the examination starts after the new year.

Read the full GT Alert, which discusses the present “foreign route” system, the revised system, and some additional considerations.

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Alex Kim protects companies’ inventions by acquiring patents and the associated monopoly rights for the companies.

Alex has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Alex knows how to strategize domestic and international intellectual…

Alex Kim protects companies’ inventions by acquiring patents and the associated monopoly rights for the companies.

Alex has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Alex knows how to strategize domestic and international intellectual property rights so that the companies can be positioned to reach their business goals.

Alex has a background in physics, chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, and physiology. He has deep knowledge across a broad range of technologies and industries, including space vehicles, robots, optics and lenses, blockchain, construction, automotive, heavy industrial machines, chemicals, biomedical devices, diagnostic methods, displays, e-commerce, HVAC systems and controls, network systems, communication systems, energy storages, and alternative energies.

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Ryan D. Sharp is a registered patent attorney concentrating in intellectual property counseling. He focuses on U.S. and international patent procurement and strategy in a wide range of industries in technical fields including computer hardware and software, mechanical devices, electro-mechanical devices, medical devices…

Ryan D. Sharp is a registered patent attorney concentrating in intellectual property counseling. He focuses on U.S. and international patent procurement and strategy in a wide range of industries in technical fields including computer hardware and software, mechanical devices, electro-mechanical devices, medical devices, and industrial systems.

Ryan’s experience includes managing patent portfolios and procuring patents in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Korea, Japan, and Mexico. Ryan counsels U.S. and international corporations, including multinationals, startups, and individual inventors.