Patent Agents Qualifying Examination 2019 to be held in early 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 take place in early December 2019. Enrolment for QE 2019 will open between 1 August 2019 and 31 August 2019. 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

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