ASEAN: Online file inspection launched in Singapore

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ASEAN: Online file inspection launched in Singapore

Post by EPO / Asia Info » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 pm

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently launched online file inspection tool called Patents Open Dossier available via the IPOS patent retrieval system IP2SG. The file inspection is available for published patent applications filed on or after 14 February 2014.

Via the new system, the following document types are made available to the public:
• Search Report
• Examination Report
• Written Opinion
• Search and Examination Report
• Written Submission in response to Written Opinion
• Examination Review Report
• Amendment and Correction of Specification
• Amendment and Correction of Abstract
• Patents Form and Common Forms (with certain exceptions)
• Notification relating to the request made on Patents Form and Common Forms (with certain exceptions)

Following documentation will not be shared with the public:
• Cover Letters
• Supporting Documents and Statements
• Statutory Declarations or Affidavits

To access the online file inspection of an individual patent application:
• Go to
• In the left tool bar menu in the section Search and Enquiry click on the Patents/Patents Open Dossier and perform a search in the search user interface
• From the result list enter the document view of listed patent applications and click on Patents Open Dossier
• Download the desired documents individually or all in one step in merged form

For more information, including a detailed guide on how to retrieve patent information via the new Patents Open Dossier, see Circular No. 5/2017 published on the IPOS website ... f?sfvrsn=0

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With kind regards,

Your Asian Patent Information Services Team

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