As Counsel in our Intellectual Property Group in Hong Kong, I provide a unique service to clients utilising my experience as a patent attorney, a contentious IP lawyer, and a scientist.

I specialise in intellectual property matters in China and Hong Kong, and advise on a wide range of legal issues involving technology, including: advising on IP protection strategies; advising on ways to minimise IP risk when using, developing or commercialising technology; advising on commercial agreements and IP licences; and handling related disputes. I have also drafted, analysed and prosecuted numerous patent applications around the world.

My litigation and advisory experience has touched on a variety of IP issues involving telecommunications, software/electronics, fintech, gaming, medical devices, advanced materials, complex machinery and fast moving consumer products.

As a litigator, I am quick to spot issues and weaknesses in IP rights, and work closely with clients to formulate strategies to exploit or overcome the relevant issues. Given my technical background, I'm often asked to explain technical details in an accurate way that my clients can understand, which judges and C-suite directors really appreciate.

As an experienced patent attorney, I leverage on my litigation experience to help clients obtain more useful IP protection that can make a significant difference when used in litigation or commercial/licensing transactions.

  • Represented a technology company in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation involving standard-essential patents, including successfully defending invalidation actions against the client's core patents in China.
  • Represented a shipping company in a patent ownership dispute with its former business partner, including advising on ownership issues in joint patent filings, and coordinating parallel litigation proceedings in China.
  • Represented a global gaming company in successfully defending trade mark revocation actions against its core trade marks in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Advised a PRC medical device company on potential freedom-to-operate issues before its IPO listing.
  • Advised a global medical device company on IP protection strategies for cross-border jointly developed IP and related inventor remuneration issues in China.
  • Advised the lead investor in a PRC joint venture on complex technology licensing and ownership issues in China, including resolving complex IP issues arising from employment contracts of key inventors.
  • Advised a sports surfacing company on IP issues relating to government tenders, including representing the client in a successful tender review challenge of unfair tender provisions.
Education
  • University of Melbourne - LLM
  • University of Technology, Sydney - LLB (Hon), BSc (Computing Science) (Hon)
Admissions
  • 2003 - Admitted in New South Wales and Victoria (Australia)
  • 2006 - Registered as Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney
  • 2006 - Admitted in High Court of Australia
  • 2014 - Admitted in Hong Kong