ATMD further boosts Patent team with addition of 2nd Senior US Patent Attorney


Alban Tay Mahtani & de Silva (ATMD) has further boosted the pool of talent in its Patent team by hiring another senior US patent attorney. David Sigmond has joined ATMD from June 2007. With more than 15 years of experience in the preparation, prosecution, licensing, assertion and strategic management of patents both in the United States and internationally, David will provide critical expertise to both local and foreign companies that are looking to develop their IP and patent protection strategies.

David’s extensive experience includes in-house positions with Maxtor Corporation as its chief patent counsel and AT&T Corporation as well as private practice with Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin & Friel, a leading US patent law firm.

David has worked with a variety of clients from multi-nationals to start-ups in obtaining patents for a wide range of technologies including semiconductors, electronic packaging, computer systems, data storage, optics, software and telecommunications. Some of the clients that David has represented include Advanced Micro Devices, AT&T, General Electric, Maxtor, Mosel Vitelic, Quicklogic, Samsung and Sun Microsystems.

Said David, "This is a time of aggressive growth in the Asian region. More US and other international companies are invested in the region and need to strategically manage their IP. ATMD is arguably the top IP firm in Singapore. I look forward to helping our clients with all their patent and other intellectual property needs.”

Added Sheena Jacob, Head of the IP & Technology practice group, “David will provide a boost to what is already one of the strongest law firm patent teams in Singapore. We have been seeing a steady increase not only in the amount but also the complexity of patent work. We strongly feel that a second senior US patent attorney will meet the growing needs of our clients.”

ATMD has scored a number of firsts in the areas of patents including the first locally qualified patent attorney in the area of biotechnology and being the authors of the first book on patent law in Singapore in 2005. ATMD is the winner of the Singapore IP Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business (SEA) Awards in 2005 and 2006.

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