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Some of you may have come across online articles alleging that the mobile battalion casualty station (BCS) bought by MINDEF had infringed MobileStats Technologies' (MobileStats) patent for its "Mobile First Aid Post". On top of that, the articles suggest that MINDEF is forcing MobileStats to close down, so as take over the patent rights.

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Inventor says HDB infringed patent for clothes-drying rack

A 54-year-old inventor is suing the Housing and Development Board (HDB) for infringing his patent for a clothes-drying rack, but the statutory board rejects the claim and is seeking to revoke the patent granted to him in 2004. Mr Yiap Hang Boon, who set up a company that has since closed down called Sunpole Engineering and Trading, is claiming that the external clothes-drying racks of some HDB flats in Toa Payoh Central, Queenstown and Sengkang have infringed his patent.

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Google, Samsung announce global patent agreement

Google and Samsung, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, announced yesterday (Jan 26) that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The deal covers patents currently owned by the companies, as well as any filed in the next 10 years, the companies said in a release. Financial terms were not disclosed. The companies said the deal “would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects”.

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