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Key Amendments under the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022

The Patents (Amendment) Bill 2021, which was passed by both the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara in December 2021, brings about significant changes to the existing Patents Act 1983 (“Act”). The amendments have been incorporated into the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 (“Amendment Act”), officially gazetted on 16 March 2022 and came into force on 18 March 2022. The purpose of the Amendment Act is to align our country’s patent laws with current international standards and developments in patent protection. These amendments aim to provide improved protection and cater to the needs of the patent community, trade and interested parties.


Summary of Key Amendments Introduced by the Amendment Act

Summary of key amendments brought about by the Amendment Act, are as follows:

Patents Act 2022

Note: The table above provides a summary of key amendments brought about by the Amendment Act. For precise details and complete legal understanding, it is recommended to refer to the relevant legislation or consult legal professional.



  1. Regulation 33C(IA) of Patents Regulations 1986 pursuant to Regulation 33(b) of Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2022


Written by:

Azarith Sofia Aziz (Senior Associate)

Norafiqah Syrene Tajularipin (Associate)


Corporate Communications, Azmi & Associates – 11 July 2023