The ASPEC programme is intended to provide ease of sharing of search and examination results between the participating offices to allow applicants in participating countries to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently. For Singapore, the average pendency rate to first office action after ASPEC request1 is 5.7 months.

While both manual filing or electronic filing are accepted by IPOS, the latter option is preferred. 

1Only ASPEC requests where an office action had been issued are included.