Patent Agents Qualifying Examination 2019 is now opened

.     Enrolment Form for Patents Agents Qualifying Examination 2019

.     Administrative Instructions on the Patents Agents Qualifying Examination 2019


Patent Agents Qualifying Examination 2019 will be held from 2 to 5 December 2019

The Patent Agents Qualifying Examination (QE) has been a cornerstone of Singapore’s patent agent profession producing a critical resource to the IP eco-system here in Singapore. IPOS has carried out a number of initiatives to help individuals gain the knowledge and skillsets for a career as a patent agent. One such initiative is the Masters of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) programme supported by IPOS and offered by the School of Business at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, where five courses are tailored to provide practical training on the QE.

It is with MIPIM in mind that IPOS is announcing that QE 2019 will be held from 2 to 5 December 2019. The deadline to submit the enrolment form and fees is 11 September 2019, 4pm. Interested candidates are advised to check the IPOS website for enrolment details.

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


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. 


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 2019:

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

• Dr Eveline ANGSTETRA
  Donaldson & Burkinshaw

• Mr CHAI Ming Jie 
  Lenovo Singapore

• Ms CHAN Wai Yeng 
  Taylor Vinters Via LLC

• Mr CHANG Jian Ming 
  Rodyk IP

• Ms CHOO Chiou Yu
  Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd

• Mr Hubert GIAM 
  Donaldson & Burkinshaw 
 
• Mr Gerald KOH
 
Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP

• Mr Edmund KOK
  Amica Law LLC 

• Mr KWAN Chung Min 
  Yusarn Audrey

• Mr Martin KWAN 
  Bird & Bird ATMD

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

• Mr Peter LIAN 
  Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP 

• Mr Daniel LIM
  Joyce A. Tan & Partners

• Mr LIM Teck Yeow
  Donaldson & Burkinshaw

• Ms LO Wen Yu 
  Amica Law LLC 

• Ms LOW Pei Lin 
  Allen & Gledhill LLP  

• Ms OH Pin-Ping
  Bird & Bird ATMD

• Ms Cheryl PANG
  Procter & Gamble 

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

• Ms TAN Hui Leng 
  Bird & Bird ATMD

• Mr Howard YAP 
  Pizzeys Pte Ltd 

• Dr Freeman YU 
   Synergy IP Pte Ltd

• Mr ZHANG Weilin
 
China Sinda Intellectual Property Pte Ltd

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)
1 Paya Lebar Link, #11-03
PLQ 1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533