As a Counsel in our Intellectual Property Group in Singapore and part of the Media, Entertainment & Sports sector Group, I focus largely on IP litigation but also advise clients extensively on non-contentious matters, including IP commercialisation, freedom-to-operate and brand protection issues.

Both a lawyer and a patent attorney with a masters degree in chemical engineering, I have a keen interest in how things work and a deep appreciation of not only the legal issues but also the technology underlying our clients' businesses. As a former engineer, I understand the difficulty that many clients have with 'lawyer-speak' and strive to deliver practical, commercially-minded advice.

I have acted for international media and technology companies in a range of patent, copyright and trade mark disputes both before the Singapore courts and the Registry. I also regularly advise clients on patent infringement and freedom-to-operate issues, and on multi-jurisdictional trade mark conflict and enforcement issues. I am also experienced in drafting IP licence, R&D collaboration and development agreements.

I participate in various committees including with the Singapore Law Society and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association. I am also on the Examination Committee for the Singapore Qualifying Examination for Singapore Patent Attorneys.

  • Successfully represented RecordTV in the Court of Appeal in a landmark copyright infringement case involving time shifting of free-to-air broadcasts.
  • Represented Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, in a trade mark infringement and passing off case.
  • Represented Global Blue, a multi-national company in the payments industry, in a patent infringement case.
  • Represented the Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Marine Industries in various patent revocation actions.
Education
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours from National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Master of Chemical Engineering from NUS
  • Bachelor of Laws from NUS
Admissions
  • Registered Singapore Patent Attorney (since 2008)
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (since 2010)