07 Feb '12, 3pm

MINDEF being sued over alleged patent infringement

SINGAPORE - A medical research company is suing the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) over an alleged patent infringement of one of its inventions. The product in question is the mobile Battalion Casualty Station (BCS), which is being compared to a mobile clinic licensed for use by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). MobileStats Technologies said MINDEF had contacted it in 2008 to discuss the possibility of adapting the vehicle for the army's use. But talks came to a halt after a while, with no licences purchased. MobileStats Technologies said it was surprised when a seemingly similar product was publicised in the lead-up to last year's National Day Parade. MINDEF is denying the allegations, according to a local news report. Channel NewsAsia understands the case has been scheduled to be heard in the High Court on February 16. MobileStats Technologies founder Ting Choon Me...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120207-0000157/MI...

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