Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (JD Supra Hong Kong)
Global Patent Prosecution - November 2019: New Patent System in Hong Kong - Original Grant Patent Route
On December 19, 2019, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD) will launch a new patent system as the result of the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 and the Patents (General) (Amendment) Rules 2019. Under the new system, a direct patent filing route for standard Hong Kong prosecution (Original Grant Patent (OGP)) will be available in addition to the existing re-registration patent
Global Patent Prosecution - November 2019
Recent Changes to the Patent Laws in Singapore and Hong Kong - Autumn appears to be a popular time to amend patent rules/laws as a number of jurisdictions have done so. In addition to formality changes in Canada and India, Singapore and Hong Kong have introduced changes that may significantly impact filing strategies in these jurisdictions. In the November issue of the Global Patent...