Monday, February 12 2024   \  Published by Mirandah IP.

IPOS Extended Anew Its Patent Acceleration Initiative under ASPEC AIM Programme

IPOS Extended Anew Its Patent Acceleration Initiative under ASPEC AIM Programme

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently further extended its patent acceleration program, the ASPEC Acceleration for Industry 4.0 Infrastructure and Manufacturing Pilot (ASPEC AIM) Programme until 26 August 2025. This extension allows patent applicants in the ASEAN region to continue benefiting from an accelerated examination procedure for their Industry 4.0 inventions.

ASPEC AIM Programme

The ASPEC AIM Programme, launched as part of the ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation (ASPEC) framework on 27 August 2019, is designed to expedite the processing of Industry 4.0 patent applications. This initiative ensures a prompt response, providing applicants with a shortened turnaround time of six months to receive a first office action. The extension of this program allows applicants to seamlessly leverage ASPEC AIM for expediting the patent prosecution of Industry 4.0 inventions throughout the ASEAN region. It’s worth noting that the annual cap for eligible patent applications remains at 50. Read more

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