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Singapore court of appeal reverses high court decision on Patent revocation jurisdiction

The case of Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and Others v Sun Electric Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 4 arose on appeal from a Singapore High Court ruling that held that the High Court did not have original jurisdiction to hear applications for patent revocation or to order that a patent be revoked. The import of the High Court’s decision was that all applications for patent revocation must be heard in the first instance by the Registrar of Patents and the High Court could only hear appeals from the Registrar's decision.

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