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.

  • 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 the High Court in a trademark infringement and passing off case.
  • Represented Global Blue, a multi-national company in the payments industry, in the High Court in a patent infringement case.
  • Represented the Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Marine Industries before the Patents Registry in a number of 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)