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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.  

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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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Mr. Glenn LIM

Glenn Lim, founded CEO Asia to help bridge entrepreneurs across Asia in
recognising their achievements and successes as well as establishing a
business network that would be able to collaborate together in the
future.

Recognizing that businesses and organisations are an intricate part of a
globalised society, he envisions that CEO Asia will play an essential
role towards building a unified Asia for a sustainable future. CEO Asia,
together with Maybank, IIPCC Singapore, IPOS Society are founding
partners for Brands For Good™ - a recognition programme that focuses
on developing and recognizing successful organisations that have
supported sustainability within society, the workplace and towards
environmental stewardship.

Glenn is also the Country Partner and Director for BBX Singapore.

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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. 
 

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Mr. Matthew ENGLISH

Matthew English is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney, and Australian Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney.


Matthew has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in areas of technology including medical devices, additive manufacturing, semiconductors and renewable energy. In addition, he has been involved in litigation matters throughout Asia, Australia and Europe, including acting as an expert witness in several matters before the IP Court of Malaya.

Before entering the profession, Matthew worked in the R&D group of a listed Australian company, before moving to the University of Adelaide to manage a business unit of the Faculty of Engineering. Matthew is a graduate of the Foundation Course in Venture Capital and a Scope IP Consultant.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. Matthew entered the profession in 1998 with a leading Australian patent attorney firm, before moving to Singapore in 2004 to join Lloyd Wise, the predecessor of Marks & Clerk.

Matthew has been named an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property from 2015 to 2022. He is listed in the 2017 & 2018 IAM Strategy 300 and as a ranked individual each year in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings since 2019.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ms. Wendy LOW

Wendy is the co-head of the intellectual property (IP), technology and
dispute department of Eldan Law LLP. Previously, she was a partner with
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore
and Southeast Asia. Wendy has been profiled as one of the “50 IP
Litigators You Should Know” in the Asia Pacific region (Asia IP,
September 2013) and as IP Star by Managing IP in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Her views on IP issues had also been featured in Reuters, Channel
NewsAsia, Business Times and Asia IP.

  Some of the cases which have been reported in the media include MFM
Restaurant Pte Ltd and another v Fish & Co Restaurants Pte Ltd and
another appeal [2010] SGCA 36, in which Wendy successfully acted for the
Appellant in reducing its assessed damages before the Court of Appeal.
She also acted for the plaintiff in Elbow Holdings Pte Ltd v Marina Bay
Sands Pte Ltd [2014] SGHC 26 in having Marina Bay Sands’ discovery
appeal dismissed notwithstanding their objection that the documents
requested concern state secret under the Official Secrets Act, and for
Japanese anime copyright owners in pre-action discovery applications
against Internet Service Providers and copyright infringement claims
against BitTorrent downloaders.

  Previously, Wendy was also involved in a series of patent revocation
proceedings filed by Cargill against Martek which dispute resulted in a
landmark appeal concerning an infant formula patent. This is the first
time the Singapore Court of Appeal had to consider the jurisdictional
powers of the High Court in hearing appeals from patent decisions issued
by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Martek Biosciences
Corp v Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd [2010] SGCA 51), and the
appeal was eventually resolved in favour of Cargill. She had also
represented one of the defendants against the proprietor of the famous
“thumbdrive” patent infringement claim (Trek Technology (Singapore)
Pte Ltd v Ritronics Components (S’pore) Pte Ltd [2007] 1 SLR(R) 846).

  Wendy is a regular speaker at IP and innovation related forums, and she
is also the co-editor of the Halsbury's Laws of Singapore volume on
e-commerce.

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