As a Counsel in our Intellectual Property Group in Singapore and part of the Media, Entertainment & Sports sector Group, I focus on contentious IP matters including IP infringement litigation, patent revocation actions and trade mark oppositions, but also advise clients extensively on non-contentious matters including IP commercialisation, patent and trade mark freedom-to-operate issues and brand protection.
Being not only a lawyer, but also a patent attorney with a Master's 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 trademark disputes both before the Singapore courts and the Registry. I regularly advise clients on patent validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate issues, and on multi-jurisdictional trade mark conflict and enforcement issues. I am also experienced in drafting IP license, R&D collaboration and development agreements.
I participate in various committees including the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys' Exco, and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association's copyright sub-committee. I am also on the Examination Committee for the Singapore Qualifying Examination for Singapore Patent Attorneys.