With over 35 years of experience in legal practice including in senior in-house positions at Microsoft and IBM, Bryan is an expert in the business of technology. He has consistently been named a Leading Individual for IP and TMT by The Legal 500 and is a recommended lawyer for IP litigation in Singapore in the Chambers and Partners’ Singapore Guide. Bryan represents a broad range of technology clients from Series A start-ups to stock exchange listed companies. He has also represented clients before the Court of Appeal and in private international arbitrations on significant and complex IP disputes. Bryan is a certified information privacy and data protection professional in Asia.
Teresa has wide experience ranging from enforcement of copyright infringement against music piracy, to challenging cases of trade mark oppositions, invalidations and revocations. She particularly enjoys the satisfaction of successfully registering borderline trade marks. Teresa takes a creative and research-based approach and looks holistically at actual market conditions which inform her arguments and strategies. She is acknowledged as an authority on trademark protection strategies by publications such as Chambers, Asia IP, World Trademark Review and Euromoney’s Expert Guides. Clients in Teresa’s diverse portfolio range from multi-nationals to Singapore SMEs. Her notable clients include BMW, Nintendo, Sony, and Möet Hennessy.
Patsy is an accomplished IP practitioner with specialised knowledge across the full IP spectrum as well as broad-based multi-disciplinary experience. She handles all aspects of IP work, with specialisation in patents and trade marks. Patsy is a trusted counsel to leading industry players which count on her sound and practical advice. She is featured as one of the top 50 patent lawyers in 15 jurisdictions around Asia and the Pacific and is consistently recognised as a leading IP lawyer in publications such as WIPR Leaders, Euromoney’s Expert Guides and Asia IP Experts. Her notable clients include Nippon Steel, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Kyowa Kirin, Sysmex and Mos Food.
Chan Wai Yeng
Patent Attorney (Consultant)
Wai Yeng is a Singapore registered patent attorney with experience working on a wide range of technology and intellectual property matters. She advises businesses on both obtaining and enforcing IP rights and partners with incubators, accelerators as well as government agencies that promote innovative companies to expand overseas to provide technology-focused IP strategies, particularly in the area of patents. A repeat member of the examination committee of the Singapore patent agent qualifying exams, her patent clients range from individual inventors to tertiary institutions and multi-nationals. She has drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to computer-implemented inventions, mechanical systems, electrical appliances as well as building and construction related innovations.
Jasmine has represented international and local companies in wide ranging industries including biotechnology, software development, fintech, social and digital media, e-commerce, automotive, energy and recycling on commercial and intellectual property disputes. She provides rigorous advice on commercial transactions, transactional IP and technology matters, data protection and privacy laws. Previously, Jasmine held positions in private corporations and government agencies. Her experience has imparted her with valuable insights and soft skills in getting things done when multiple stakeholders are involved. Jasmine is recognised by the Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for IP and TMT and is a certified data protection professional for Singapore and Europe.
Venessa has worked with leading international and local technology MNCs and SMEs on contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP matters, including on regulatory compliance, licensing and data protection issues. She has also represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations and advised them on unique issues such as copyleft. Her clients come from a broad range of industries including software development, fintech, and social media; her programming and design background adds a unique perspective to her work. Venessa is recognised by The Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for TMT and is a certified information privacy and data protection professional in Asia.
Millicent was previously an associate in the IP department of a well-established law firm in Singapore. She has worked on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including trademark prosecution, opposition, revocation, invalidation and infringement. Millicent has a background in graphic design. Having spent a decade in this creative industry, Millicent has a unique perspective and advantage when it comes to tackling trade mark and copyright disputes. Her familiarity with the concerns and limitations of designers also serves her well in cases where it is necessary to have a deep understanding and appreciation of the client’s work.
Ian was previously an associate at one of the big four law firms in Singapore. His areas of interest include intellectual property and technology-related disputes. Ian is an accomplished mooter in several international advocacy competitions, and he currently serves as a committee member of the Foreign Direct Investment moot organisation. Outside of work, Ian continues to improve his knowledge of coding and web development. Notably, he has contributed to original research on the legal and ethical issues of artificial intelligence technologies used during the Covid-19 pandemic.