James is an experienced technology and IP lawyer with an in-house background and extensive experience advising on international patent protection strategies.
James is a Senior Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property practice and Tech & Comms group based in Singapore.
With over fifteen years of IP law experience, James has secured patents and other IP rights for technology companies in the areas of electronic and mechanical devices, consumer goods and computer-implemented systems. He has also worked across the full spectrum of patent matters, including drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement, advisory opinions, commercial transactions and due diligence. James also previously worked as in-house IP counsel for a computer peripherals manufacturer where he advised on a wide range of commercial, compliance, and R&D projects.
James is both a US and Singapore qualified patent attorney. He is also a licensed attorney in the US (California). James holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
James has frequently participated in corporate counsel conferences and seminars in Singapore, both as a chairman and panellist, presenting on the subjects of disruptive technologies, big data, and social media. He is also a regular judge for Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge competition.