A robust IP rights regime is essential to encourage innovation and growth of commerce. IPOS provides the following services during patent prosecution to enhance patent portfolio management.


Kickstart your patenting process and receive an assessment within 6 months.


Accelerate the granting of your patent in over 30 countries via IPOS.

Gain Insights

Gain insights of potential new prior art and obtain market intelligence.


Singapore has a trusted legal system with an international reputation for transparency, efficiency, and neutrality. The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) is positioned geographically to be your IP gateway with the following unique traits:

  • Quality – A triple-check quality procedure conducted by the examiner, buddy examiner and senior examiner, compliant to ISO 9001:2008.

  • Diversity – over 100 Patent Examiners where 90% are PhD holders from academia, law firms, IP offices and industry.

  • Language Proficiency – in 2 or more languages, particularly English and Chinese.

  • Technology Competency – in Pharmaceutical, Life-Science, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, Infocomm Technology (ICT), and Semiconductors industries.

  • Global IP Training & Exchanges – with international authorities including the European Patent Office (EPO), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO).

  • Comprehensive Databases – equipped with patent and non-patent literature databases in both English and Chinese languages.

  • Interviews – Interviews will be conducted between applicant(s) and patent examiner to identify patentable subject matter and advance patent prosecution.

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As part of the ISO certification, IPOS instils a triple-check quality process for patent search and examination that involves a lead examiner, a buddy examiner and a senior examiner.

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IPOS is one of WIPO’s fastest and most efficient International Authority. Receive your International Search Report (ISR) within 90 days, and assessment of your Singapore patent application within 6 months.

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Accelerate the granting of your patent in over 30 countries with reasonably-priced search and examination reports, covering both English and Chinese prior art.