Archives for October 2009
For those in Penang and its surrounding areas, do keep the 16th of November 2009 free as KASS International’s Penang Office and Universiti Sains Malaysia are organizing a half-day seminar on “University – Private Sector Collaborations: A UK and Malaysia Perspective”.
Mr. Adrian Chettle, a distinguished speaker from Withers & Rogers of the UK, was especially invited to speak at this event. He will deliver the papers and lead the discussion with Mr. Kandiah of KASS International Sdn Bhd, a highly noted figure within the IP field who is regularly invited to speak in Malaysia and abroad, often upon the request of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In Singapore, it is possible to obtain the grant of a national phase patent application without any further examination by simply relying on the findings of the International Search Report (ISR), Written Opinion (WO) or the International Preliminary Report on Patentability (IPRP), particularly if the examination reports issued by the PCT Examiner suggest that the invention disclosed in the PCT application is patentable.
Recently, Muhlbauer AG had sued Manufacturing Integration Technology (MIT) Ltd for infringement of Muhlbauer’s Singapore Patent No. 117982 entitled “Device for Inspecting and Rotating Electronic Components”, with a priority date of 16 February 2004. MIT counter-sued Muhlbauer for revocation of the said patent.