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1 ANNEX A PUBLIC CONSULTATION AMENDMENTS TO THE PATENTS ACT 1. The Patents Act provides the legislative basis for Singapore’s patent and patent agent regulatory regime. The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is considering amendments to the Patents Act to liberalise the patent agent sector. The proposed draft legislative amendments to the Patents Act can be found in Annex B. 2. The proposed draft legislative amendments seek to introduce these changes: (a) Enable foreign-registered patent agents to undertake offshore patent agency work in Singapore; and (b) Provide formal recognition of the title of “patent attorney”. (A) Enable foreign-registered patent agents to undertake offshore patent agency work in Singapore 3. Under the current Patents Act, patent agency work can be broadly defined as (i) applying for or obtaining patents in Singapore or another country, (ii) the preparation of specifications for the purposes of the Singapore Patents Act or the patent law of another country; and (iii) the ...