Ms. Esther WEE
Esther is the co-founder, president and boarding member of IIPCC Singapore chapter. She is IP Counsel at Eversheds Harry Elias LLP, Singapore and her expertise lies in devising and managing comprehensive IP filing and protection strategies: From advising pre-emptive measures in registering and securing IP rights, to initiating criminal and civil action against IP infringers through enforcement actions and/or litigation. She is also a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agent in Malaysia. Notably, apart from protection and enforcement strategies, Esther also assists clients in maximizing the return on their IP investment by advising on licensing or franchising agreements relating to corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic business activities. Her clients include multinational corporations, publicly listed companies and SMEs from a diverse range of industries including IT, communications, electrical and electronics, biotechnology, green technology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and retail.
She is also an avid speaker and advocate when it comes to educating the public and business owners on ways they can invest and market their IP assets so that it becomes a tool for profit rather than a liability. She has conducted many trainings/workshops on IP with different organizations including with the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and Singapore’s DBS Bank Ltd’s SME Academy for SME Innovation.
Mr. Jason LOH
Jason Loh is a co-founder and board member of IIPCC Singapore. He is an innovator at heart with a mission to drive the growth of companies through the power of intellectual property. He is an advocate of active utilization of intangible assets and is an expert in developing brand, technology and growth strategies for private companies through global IP strategies, IP monetization, IP risk aversions, technology IP innovations and IP to business strategies. In recognition of his expertise in IP strategy, he has been named in IAM Strategy 300 since 2016.
He left his senior role as the ex-Head of Panasonic’s IP Group (ASEAN) and founded Piece Future, Asia’s Intellectual Property Investment Bank that serves as a vital key in the IP innovation ecosystem.
Jason holds numerous high-profile positions – ex-Head of Panasonic’s IP Group (ASEAN), executive advisor to UK’s Institute of Innovation Knowledge Exchange (IKE), IP advisory partner of i2P Ventures, and IP advisory partner of True Vine Capital Partners.
Mr. Kim Tean NG
Mr Kim Tean Ng a board member of IIPCC Singapore. He is also the Chairman of Nanyang Law LLC
His primary areas of law practice are fund managements, corporate restructurings, commercial and company laws. His other area of expertise also includes intellectual property law; his many years of hands-on experience have exposed him to all aspects of intellectual property in Singapore and various foreign countries.
Mr Ng was a 2-term President of the Singapore Inventors’ Development Association, a Part-time Lecturer at NTU; and an Adjunct Faculty of SMU. He was a member of the Examination Committee for Patent Agents and a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Technology Consultant Registry.
Mr Ng, an engineer-turned-lawyer, holds a B.Eng. (Elect), NUS and a LL.B. (Hons), London. He is also qualified as a UK Barrister, a Singapore qualified lawyer and a Registered Patent Agent.
Mr. Alan Ng Yoon LEE
Alan is a board member of IIPCC Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of ABBA Consulting and the President of IPOS Society, a non-profit organization that champions intellectual property (IP) for humanitarian good under the banner of BRANDS FOR GOOD. He also serves in the Executive Committee of International IP Commercialization Council and Enterprise Singapore Society. He is also a trainer and public speaker on the subject of IP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to the above, he was the Director of International Engagement Department in Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), where he also held a concurrent appointment as the Founding Director of IPOS International Pte Ltd (IPOS-I), a wholly owned subsidiary of IPOS, to structure commercial partnerships with both governmental and non-governmental entities so as to expand the IP ecosystem for Singapore and ASEAN.
Alan also spent 5 years in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was the Strategy Advisor to the Board of Directors and the Director-General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a US$2 billion sovereign wealth fund that provides financing for development projects outside UAE.
In his earlier career, Alan also held various management positions: he was a founding Director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise; Project Director of International Enterprise Singapore; Director’s Advisor to the Board of Directors in the Asian Development Bank; and Private-Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group. Alan holds an MBA (2004) and BSc Economics (1997) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Kwong Joo LECK
Dr. Kwong Joo LECK is an executive member of IIPCC Singapore. His career has spanned multiple disciplines. He was a psychologist, scientist, entrepreneur and inventor and presently, he is a senior patent examiner with IPOS international. He has won multiple scholarships and awards during his career and he has been actively volunteering in governmental and non-governmental organizations to further the health and the progress of human society.
Dr. Rex YEAP
Dr. Rex Yeap is the co-founder and Vice-Chairman IIPCC Singapore chapter. He is also a Partner of Invention Capital. His responsibilities include overseeing the creation and commercialization of innovative inventions and investing in and nurturing early-stage companies. Dr. Yeap is also a board member of the Business Angel Network (BANSEA) and an ASEAN Business Angel Alliance Director. Dr. Yeap holds a Master of Science (Distinction) from the University of Leeds and has conducted extensive research in developing several patented hedge fund systems. With over 30 years of experience in the Infocomm technology industry, he has worked across the value chain, including industry, government, and academia.
Dr. Yeap began his career in interactive digital media in the late 1980s, specifically in computer game design and development. In 1997, he was among the pioneering alumni of Kent Ridge Digital Labs, where he was involved in patent mapping and analysis. Since then, he has been continuously involved in numerous patent mapping, analysis, and strategy-related ventures. He has worked with a range of international clients in developing their IP road-mapping and commercialization strategies, utilizing proprietary and open innovation and patent analytics methodologies. Dr. Yeap co-founded 3i Analytics, where he and his team produced over 2000 original technology IP reports. He also directed efforts to design, develop, and commercialize the award-winning SurfIP portal. A list of Dr. Yeap's patents and publications can be found at http://ye.sg/patents.
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