The Association held its annual general meeting on 28 June 2019 at the Vanda Ballroom of the Marina Mandarin Hotel. The President, Mr Desmond Tan, called the meeting to order shortly after 6 pm when we met the quorum.
Desmond started by presenting a summary of ASPA’s activities over the course of the past two years. He then thanked the retiring committee for its contributions. Desmond thanked in particular Maik Brinkmann, Audrey Lim, Jevon Louis and Gerald Koh, committee members who had indicated they intended to stand down at this election.
The accounts were presented and approved and the two honorary treasurer positions were filled.
We awarded the customary Book Prizes to the best candidates of taking the four papers of the Patent Agent Qualifying Examination in 2018. These are:
Paper A (Preparation of a Patent Specification): Ms Soh Fang Hui of Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP
Paper B (Amendment of a Patent Specification): Ms Soh Fang Hui of Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP
Paper C (Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent): Ms Kristy Tan Tzu Ying of Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte Ltd
Paper D (Knowledge of Patent Law and Patent Practice in Singapore): Dr Cheng Wei of Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd
Elections for the new committee took place. The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer were uncontested. A poll was conducted to elect six committee members, eight members having put themselves forward as candidates.
The results of the elections are as follow:
President: Mr. Desmond Tan (Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte Ltd)
Vice-President: Ms. Low Pei Lin (Allen & Gledhill LLP)
Secretary: Mr. Chang Jian Ming (Rodyk & Davidson LLP)
Treasurer: Mr. Thomas Griffiths (Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte Ltd)
Dr. Chong-Yee Khoo (Cantab IP Pte Ltd)
Mr. Chung Min Kwan (Yu Sarn Audrey & Partners)
Mr. Edwin Dai (Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd)
Mr. Kian Chiew Seow (Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP)
Ms. Magdalene Ong (Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP)
Ms. Pin-Ping Oh (Bird & Bird ATMD LLP)
The formal business of the meeting having been concluded, we enjoyed a nice buffet meal, with the quality of the food (particularly the dessert) being widely noted.
ASPA’s annual end-of-year festive lunch will be held this year on Monday, 10 December 2018.
Date: 10 December 2018
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Venue: Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
An email invite will sent shortly to all members. If you wish to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.
An Annual General Meeting of the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys will be held on 28 June 2018 at 6:30 pm.
Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Oasia Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
The AGM will be followed by a presentation by the Executive Director of IP Valuelab (IPVL), Mr Tan Shau En. A buffet dinner will follow.
Formal notice of the AGM has been sent to members.
It would help if you could please complete the RSVP for the 2018 AGM so that we may cater the right amount of food for the dinner (and have some idea of how many will turn up for the meeting).
Updated 21 November 2017
This event has sold out. We look forward to seeing you at a future ASPA event.
ASPA’s annual end-of-year festive lunch will be held this year on Friday, 1 December 2017.
Date: 1 December 2017
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Venue: Sear Steakhouse, 50 Raffles Place Level 45, Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623
An email invite has been sent to all members. If you wish to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.
The Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore held a public consultation on proposed changes to the patents system in Singapore.
After seeking members’ views, ASPA filed a response to the consultation in November 2016.
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