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US-backed Singaporean leads patent agency into new era

WIPO's new chief Daren Tang spearheaded negotiations on TPP and RCEP

Members of the World Intellectual Property Organization attend a meeting at the body's headquarters in Geneva in October 2019.(Photo courtesy of WIPO)

SINGAPORE -- Daren Tang brings regional expertise to guide Asia into a new era of innovation as the next leader of the World Intellectual Property Organization, despite the election of the Singaporean being regarded as a political gain for the West.

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