Patent Agents Qualifying Examination (QE)

Please click on Statistics on Patent Agents Qualifying Examination Results below to view the latest results.

Only the Index Number of the candidates that have successfully passed the QE2018 paper(s) are listed on our website. The individual result package of each candidate has been mailed out to the respective candidate's local address that was provided to IPOS during enrolment.

The details of the next QE will be made available on our website by July 2019.

For QE enquiries, please contact:
Mr Chig Kam Tack
Head, Patent Agents Unit
ipos_pau@ipos.gov.sg
 

Enrolment

The enrolment details for the next QE will be made available on our website by July 2019.

Examiner's Tips, FAQs and Past Years' Papers

The Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations consist of four papers: 

Paper A: Preparation of a Patent Specification
Paper B: Amendment of a Patent Specification
Paper C: Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent
Paper D: Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore. 

General Tips and FAQs 

Do refer here for Examiner's Tips and FAQs.

Download Past Year's Papers

 Qualifying Examination 2018
 Qualifying Examination 2017
 Qualifying Examination 2016
 Qualifying Examination 2015
 Qualifying Examination 2014
 Qualifying Examination 2013
 Qualifying Examination 2012
 Qualifying Examination 2011
 Qualifying Examination 2010
 Qualifying Examination 2009
 Qualifying Examination 2008
 Qualifying Examination 2007
 Qualifying Examination 2006
 Qualifying Examination 2005
 Qualifying Examination 2004
 Qualifying Examination 2003
 Qualifying Examination Nov 2002
Qualifying Examination Mar 2002

Statistics on Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Results

Statistics on Candidates who enrolled for QE for the first time (without exemptions) 


Overall Yearly Statistics for Singapore Patent Agents Qualifying Examination

2018

Paper  Subject   Passing Rate   Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted 
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification  28.6%  28
Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification  13.5%  37
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent  28.6%  28
Paper D  Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore  4.2%  48

The index numbers of the successful candidates are announced here.


2017

Paper Subject Passing Rate Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification 14.7% 34
Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification 12.5% 40
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent 21.9% 32
Paper D Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore 23.3% 43

The index numbers of the successful candidates are announced here

2016

Paper Subject Passing Rate Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification 41.2% 17
Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification 21.4% 28
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent 26.3% 19
Paper D Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore 28.9% 45

The index numbers of the successful candidates are announced here

2015

Paper Subject Passing Rate Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification 38.5% 13
Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification 26.7% 15
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent 11.1% 18
Paper D Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore 36.4% 44

2014

Paper Subject Passing Rate Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification

19.2%

26

Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification

29.2%

24
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent 5.6% 18
Paper D Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore 28% 25

 

2013

Paper Subject Passing Rate Total Number of Candidates Who Attempted
Paper A Preparation of a Patent Specification Drafting

29.4%

17

Paper B Amendment of a Patent Specification

50.0%

16
Paper C Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent 38.5% 26
Paper D Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore 32.4% 37


 


Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Bodies

The Registrar has established the following bodies to assist in the conduct of QE 2018:

Examination Board

• Mr Daren TANG
  Chief Executive/Registrar, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

• Ms Winnie THAM
  President, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Singapore Group)

• Mr Jonathan FOONG
  Chairperson of the IP Standing Committee, The Law Society of Singapore

• Mr TAN Wen-Min Desmond
  President, Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys


Examination Committee

• Mr CHAI Ming Jie 
  Lenovo Singapore

• Ms CHAN Wai Yeng 
  Taylor Vinters Via LLC

• Mr CHANG Jian Ming 
  Rodyk IP

• Ms Cheryl PANG
  Procter & Gamble 

• Ms CHOO Chiou Yu
  Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd
  
• Mr Daniel LIM
  Joyce A. Tan & Partners

• Mr Edmund KOK
  Amica Law LLC 

• Dr Freeman YU 
   Synergy IP Pte Ltd

• Mr Gerald KOH
  Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP

• Mr Howard YAP 
  Pizzeys Pte Ltd 

• Mr Hubert GIAM 
  Donaldson & Burkinshaw 

• Mr Jupiter KONG 
  ASM Technology 

• Mr KWAN Chung Min 
  Yusarn Audrey

• Mr Martin KWAN 
  Bird & Bird ATMD

• Mr Peter LIAN 
  Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP 

• Mr LIM Teck Yeow
  Donaldson & Burkinshaw 

• Ms LO Wen Yu 
  Amica Law LLC 

• Ms LOW Pei Lin 
  Allen & Gledhill LLP 

• Dr Michael KOCH 
  Viering, Jentschura & Partner (Germany)

• Ms OH Pin-Ping
  Bird & Bird ATMD

• Dr SOO Ee Lin 
  Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd 

• Ms TAN Hui Leng 
  Bird & Bird ATMD

  

Examination Secretariat

• Mr CHIG Kam Tack
  Head, Patent Agents Unit, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore


The contact address of the Examination Board, Examination Committee and Examination Secretariat is as follows: 

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
51 Bras Basah Road 
#01-01 Manulife Centre 
Singapore 189554