Region: Singapore

Coming to America: funding for small innovators seeking patents to enter the US

We spotlight IP funding programmes in Singapore, Germany, China, and the European Union that incentivise small-to-medium-sized enterprises to globalise their patent portfolios

22 November 2023

‘Patents are more than just legal tools’ – an interview with Grab’s patent strategist

Ye Thu Aung reveals his key hacks to driving the super-app’s IP strategy forward

17 October 2023

World’s first intangibles disclosure framework launched in Singapore

While adoption is voluntary, the move should empower financial institutions, venture capitalists and valuation firms to better understand and evaluate IP as part of overall business valuations

15 September 2023

New ASEAN patent examination guidelines a “catalyst” for boosting region’s presence on global IP stage

The common guidelines streamline patent filing and prosecution processes across member states, improving transparency and predictability for domestic and foreign innovators alike

11 August 2023

Singapore push to become ASEAN IP ADR hub yet to see significant buy-in

But new WIPO funding programme seeks to encourage companies from the region to embrace mediation

08 August 2023

“A strong IP and IA portfolio is the bedrock of our company”: Vivo Surgical founder on building an award-winning medtech offering

Head of Singapore-based startup reflects on the importance of patents in ensuring its products are proprietary and unique

10 November 2022

Embracing the future at Singapore’s IP office

In an exclusive interview, IPOS chief executive Rena Lee speaks about digital innovations and her ambitions for Singapore as an IP hub

27 October 2022

From taxi rides to super-app: Grab’s transformational patent strategy

In an exclusive interview with IAM, the company’s head of IP and technology shares the thinking behind a rapidly-expanding IP portfolio

06 October 2022

Diagnosing the patent and trade secret strategy behind a biotech company's success

Dr Kenneth Wong, of Singapore-based MiRXES, discusses using a multi-faceted IP approach to propel the company forward

22 September 2022

Asia, US IP office leaders look to keep apace with AI and NFTs

Patent bodies must adapt and evolve to address knowledge gaps in changing digital landscape

09 September 2022

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