About Me

I am a partner in our Intellectual Property and Tech & Comms groups in Singapore and lead our ASEAN and Japan practice. With more than 35 years in practice I have developed a specialist focus on complex patent litigation and other contentious IP-related cases.

Currently, I represent major pharmaceutical companies, software companies, computer and medical device manufacturers, well known trade mark owners, book publishers, international airlines, established hotel chains, as well as collection and advertising agencies. I also represent a number of our Japanese clients and have a very active Japan practice.

I am regularly engaged in complex patent litigation and other contentious IP-related cases, and have been involved in a number of high profile and precedent setting IP cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Patent Office, as well as handling multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. I have been placed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for intellectual property in Singapore.

I have also written and presented many articles and papers across the spectrum of IP law. I am the author of 'Enforcing Injunctions', a co-contributor to 'Essays on Computer Law', and general editor of 'A Guide to Singapore Patent Law'. I also authored the Patent section of 'The Halsbury Law of Singapore' and the Singapore chapter on Patent Claim Interpretation.

You'll find me ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, Chambers Asia Pacific and IPAsia. I am also a panel member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. I am also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA).
Experience
  • I have been involved in a number of precedent setting cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal for clients such as Aman Resorts, Allegan Inc, Record TV and Global Blue. In addition I have been involved in complex patent cancellation cases before the Patent Office
Cases
  • Amanresorts Limited v Novelty Pte Ltd [2009] 3 SLR(R) 216
  • Record TV Pte Ltd v Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd [2010] SGCA 43
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc v Teva Pharmaceutical Investments Singapore Pte Ltd & Drug Houses of Australia Pte Ltd (unreported, TEVAP.0572)
  • Allergan, Inc. and anor. v Ferlandz Nutra Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 131
  • Courts (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Big Box Corp Pte Ltd [2018] 5 SLR 312
  • First Currency Choice Pte Ltd v Main-Line Corporate Holdings Ltd and another appeal [2017] 3 SLR 901
Education

Studied

  • New York University, LLM, Trade Regulations (Intellectual Property)
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law

Admissions

  • Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore in 1984
  • Attorney-at-Law, New York State in 1988
  • Solicitor of England & Wales in 1997
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Testimonials

Ranked Gold for Trademark Enforcement and Litigation

World Trademark Review 1000, 2022

Recognised under the Hall of Fame for Intellectual Property, 'Alban Kang is a market leader in patent litigation across multiple industries and is an established name in the copyright area.'

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022

Recognised under Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Litigation, 'Alban Kang is a highly regarded and experienced IP litigator who regularly appears before the Singapore High Court on complex patent, copyright and trade mark cases. He is notably active for clients from the TMT and pharmaceutical spaces.'

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2022

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