ePCT Services in India

Indian Patent Office recently notified the international bureau that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form coming into effect from 15 November 2014. International applications filed to the Indian Patent Office (IPO) as Receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may be filed electronically using ePCT.  Applications filed via ePCT-Filing…

Singapore now to be the International Search Authority

Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the recent 54th WIPO Assemblies appointed, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA). The appointment is to become effective from early 2015. IPOS, working together with the Singapore Permanent Mission in Geneva, was successful in its bid…