Name: Chung Nian Lam
Law firm: WongPartnership
Position: Head of the intellectual
property, technology & media,
telecommunications and data
Chung Nian Lam’s practice covers both contentious and noncontentious
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IP issues in the medical, telecommunications, IT, life
sciences, transportation and media industries. He is an associate
faculty member at the Singapore University of Social Sciences
(SUSS) and has been appointed as an IP Adjudicator by the
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
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Name: Ravi Ravindran
firm: Ravindran Associates
Intellectual Property & Technology
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Ravi Ravindran is the founder of Ravindran
Associates, which he started in 1993. He has
appeared in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal in
many landmark intellectual property cases. In 2004 and 2012, he
was appointed commissioner for oaths and notary public by the
Singapore Academy of Law.
firm’s intellectual property and technology practice group. She
has more than 25 years of experience dealing with IP issues,
and has a particular focus on patent infringement cases. She
has represented multinational and small-to-medium enterprises
across the telecommunications, semiconductor, pharmaceutical
and biotechnology industries.
Lee Ai Ming is a consultant in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Intellectual Property & Technology
She has practised law for more than 25 years and specialises in intellectual property litigation
particularly in patent infringement disputes. Ai Ming has represented both foreign multinationals
and local SMEs in patent disputes involving cutting edge technologies in the fields of
semiconductors, telecommunications, pharmaceutical preparations and biotechnology.
In the field of semiconductors, she represented for Intel Corporation in several patent
infringement actions against Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics
Company Ltd involving microprocessor patents. She also represented the same client against
leading fabless supplier of processor platforms, Via Technologies Inc in patent infringement
actions involving chipset patents for computers.
She also acted for a leading manufacturer of mobile phones in patent infringement disputes
with Qualcomm Inc involving patents covering wireless technologies in the telecommunications
field, telecommunication standards and chipsets for mobile phones.
In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space, Ai Ming is well versed with the patent linkage
system introduced in Singapore as a result of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, having
represented pharmaceutical multinationals in patent infringement actions involving the freedom
to operate, Bolar exemptions and compulsory licensing.
Besides patents, Ai Ming has also acted in trademark infringement and Passing-Off actions.
Significant cases handled include defending ICI against Nippon Paints in a trademark
infringement and passing off action over the use of the descriptor "3-in-1". She has also
handled trademark disputes over proprietorship, non-use and well known mark status.
Ai Ming is active in various forums that help to promote innovation among SMES in Singapore.
She helps SME clients build IP portfolios, enforce their IP rights in Singapore as well as in the
region, notably China, and defend against litigation by well-heeled competitors.
Recently, Ai Ming led a team that successfully defended a local SME, Aurigin Pte Ltd against a
patent infringement action brought on by ASM Assembly Automation Ltd, the world's largest
assembly and packaging equipment supplier for the semiconductor and LED industries in what
is believed to be the first successful revocation action in the High Court of Singapore and later
affirmed by the Court of Appeal. She also acts for SME companies involved in disputes over
Trade Secrets and breach of Confidential Information.
Name: Kristian Robinson
Law firm: Spruson & Ferguson
Kristian Robinson is the director of patents at
Spruson & Ferguson for Asia Pacific. He has
extensive experience in patent prosecution and leads the firm’s
chemical and life sciences group. He works with companies in
drafting and prosecuting patent applications and has advised
on revocation matters. Companies in the pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and nanotechnology industry regularly call on him
to assist them with handling and advising on their IP portfolios.
Name: Jo-Ann See
Law firm: Amica Law
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For more than 25 years Jo-Ann See has represented
a number of businesses in intellectual property
disputes. She is a director at Amica Law, a firm that specialises
in all aspects of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright and
designs. Companies in the entertainment, telecommunications,
IT and food and beverage industries have benefited from her rich
knowledge of IP law.
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WongPartnership LLP (UEN: T08LL0003B) is
a limited liability law partnership registered in
Singapore under the Limited Liability
Partnerships Act (Chapter 163A).
Name: Low Pei Lin
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill
Low Pei Lin is a partner at Allen & Gledhill
and has experience in all areas of IP law.
Her primary focus is patent, trademark and design work. She
deals with IP portfolio management, preparation and review of
agreements, opposition and other IP opinion/advisory work. She
has represented research institutes, government agencies, and
multinational corporations, as well as companies in the news,
entertainment, hotel and banking industries.
Name: Ai Ming Lee
Law firm: Rodyk & Davidson
Ai Ming Lee is a consultant at Singaporebased
Rodyk & Davidson and works in the
Name: Max Ng
Law firm: Gateway Law Corporation
Position: Managing director
Max Ng is the managing director of Gateway
Law Corporation and Gateway IP Services.
He has extensive experience in trademarks, patents, litigation,
arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is
also well regarded in the field of franchising and licensing.
Name: Michelle Ng
Law firm: Donaldson & Burkinshaw
Position: Manager and deputy
Michelle Ng is the deputy managing partner
at law firm Donaldson & Burkinshaw. Her practice focuses
on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents,
trademarks and design rights for a wide range of industries. She
has experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters,
and has dealt with a number of IP issues involving domain names.
She is a member of INTA, AIPPI, as well as the Association of
Singapore Patent Agents. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at
the National University of Singapore.
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