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REPUBLICOFSINGAPOREGOVERNMENTGAZETTEBILLSSUPPLEMENTPublishedbyAuthorityNO.13]TUESDAY,MAY15[2012FirstpublishedintheGovernmentGazette,ElectronicEdition,on14thMay2012at5:00pm.NotificationNo.B13—ThePatents(Amendment)Billisherebypublishedforgeneralinformation.ItwasintroducedinParliamenton14thMay2012. Patents(Amendment)BillBillNo.13/2012.Readthefirsttimeon14thMay2012.ABILLintituledAnActtoamendthePatentsAct(Chapter221ofthe2005RevisedEdition).BeitenactedbythePresidentwiththeadviceandconsentoftheParliamentofSingapore,asfollows: Shorttitleandcommencement1.ThisActmaybecitedasthePatents(Amendment)Act2012andshallcomeintooperationonsuchdateastheMinistermay,bynotificationintheGazette,appoint.5Amendmentofsection22.Section2(1)ofthePatentsActisamended—(a)byinserting,immediatelyafterthedefinitionof“EuropeanPatentOffice”,thefollowingdefinition:““examination”meansanexaminationconductedbyan10Examinerinrelationtoanapplicationforapatenttodeterminesuchmattersasmaybeprescribed;”;(b)bydeletingthedefinitionof“Exa...