This decision highlights the importance of drafting any claims to a “method of design” with the tests for manner of manufacture firmly in mind. There is no reason that a claim to a method of design should not be patentable...more
Markush claims are a common form of claim in the field of chemistry. Markush claims essentially claim a core molecular structure and cover a wide range of substituent groups that can be substituted on to that molecular...more
On 10 July 2012 Singapore passed the Patent (Amendment) Bill and the Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill.
One of the biggest changes is that Singapore has moved away from a self-assessment system to a...more
In refusing to grant an extension of time in the Tred v McCarthy decision, the Patent Office has indicated that they will interpret the new provisions relating to requests for an extension of time during an opposition very...more