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Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and others

In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff, Sun Electric Pte Ltd ("the Plaintiff”), made an application under O 18 r 19 of the Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5, 2014 Rev Ed) ("ROC”) to strike out certain parts of the amended defence and counterclaim dated 17 February 2017 ("the Defence and Counterclaim”) and the particulars of objection dated 5 January 2017 ("the Particulars of Objection”). Although the learned Assistant Registrar Justin Yeo ("the AR”) agreed with the Plaintiff on two out of the three issues raised at the hearing below, the outcome for practical purposes was that the defendants’ counterclaim was substantially allowed to remain as it was....

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Patent revocation: Practice is not what it seems

Singapore
Intellectual property
First time specific question of whether HC may hear revocation proceedings directly ruled upon
In Singapore, the current practice suggests that the High Court has original jurisdiction to revoke a patent. However such a practice is not established at law, rules the Singapore High Court in Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGHC 232. This landmark case is the first time in Singapore that the specific question of whether the High Court may hear...

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Landmark High Court ruling spells ‘death knell’ of pre-nuptial agreements in Australia, experts say

AUSTRALIA
Family law
Landmark ruling spells 'death knell' of pre-nuptial agreements
IN 2005, Kanye West delivered some sage advice to all wealthy men thinking of entering into marriage with money-hungry women, disparagingly referred to as “gold diggers”. If you “ain’t no punk”, the rapper warned, “holla we want prenup”. A pre-nuptial agreement is “something that you need to have”, according to Kanye, because when she “leave yo’ ass”, she is going to “leave with half”.

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