A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. In Singapore, patents are governed by the Patents Act.
Patent rights grant an owner the exclusive right to stop others from manufacturing, using, and/or selling the owner’s invention in a particular jurisdiction without the owner’s consent or permission.
For a patent to be granted, it must fulfill the following criteria:
The invention is new in the industry; it has not been publicly disclosed in any form whether by written or oral disclosure or by use or any possible method which allows the public or anyone to understand the invention anywhere in the world.
The invention must not be obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the technological field of the invention.
The invention needs to be industrially applicable and consistently used for mass production.
A patent is protected 20 years from the date of filing. The patent renewal process must be conducted every year. Reach out to us if you’d like to learn how to patent a product in Singapore.
Here is how to patent a product in Singapore:
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