Singapore University of Social Sciences

Patent Applications

Patent Applications (IPM529)


IPM529 Patent Applications prepares learners to sit for the Singapore Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Paper A: Preparation of a Patent Specification. The course covers defining the inventive concept, determining the patentability of the inventive concept and developing patent specifications.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Review of Patent-Related Legislation, Regulations and Case Law in Singapore related to Patent Applications
  • Formal Requirements of a Patent Application
  • Providing Support
  • Providing Support for Prosecution Manoeuvrability
  • Parts of a Patent Specification
  • Purpose of Background and Detailed Description
  • Drafting a Patent Specification Background
  • Drafting the Detailed Description
  • Drafting the Detailed Description for Specific Technologies
  • Constraints of Content in Priority Documents
  • Types of Patent Applications in Different Jurisdictions
  • Follow-up with Relevant Stakeholders.

Learning Outcome

  • Identify relevant stakeholders involved in a patent application
  • Analyse patent applications for Singapore and other key jurisdictions
  • Analyse importance of content in priority documents for patent applications
  • Evaluate commercial considerations for a patent application
  • Prepare parts of patent specifications for particular applications
  • Compare the methods of assessing patentability
  • Evaluate good practices when drafting patent specifications.
  • Describe the inventive concept
  • Evaluate patent specifications in accordance with IP-related legislation and regulations in Singapore and other key jurisdictions
  • Construct patent specifications to support claims and meet patentability requirements.
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