Singapore patent system proposed change

Article taken from Today ( on 16 Jan 2012

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IBM Keeps Top Patent Spot for 19th Year as Asian Rivals Gain

  • IBM, the world’s biggest computer-services provider, gained 6,180 patents last year
  • Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) was second, its growth outpacing IBM, and Canon Inc. replaced Microsoft as third.Panasonic Corp. (6752) moved up to No. 4 and Toshiba Corp. (6502)advanced to fifth spot.
  • Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, gained 4,894 patents last year, while Canon won 2,821. Microsoft dropped to sixth place in the rankings, while Intel fell to 16th from eighth.
  • There were eight Asian and two U.S. companies in the top 10.


SIDA AGM 2012 on 28 Jan 2012

Notice is hereby given that the SIDA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 28 Jan 2012 from 2.00 pm.

The agenda items are:

1)    To receive the President’s Report.

2)   To receive the Hon. Treasurer Report.

3)   To elect office bearers for the ensuing term.

4)    “Solution to Orchard road flooding (ponding) problem”

5)  To transact other business for which notice has been received by the Hon. Secretary at least three day’s before the date of meeting.

With best regards,

Sida Webmaster

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