Confirmed Speakers

Alban KANG

Managing Partner

Bird & Bird LLP


    Panellist in:

    Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

    Alban is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice and Tech & Comms group based in Singapore. He currently leads the ASEAN and Japan focus practice of the firm. He has been in practice for over 30 years.

    Alban represents major software companies, computer manufacturers, well-known trademark owners, pharmaceutical companies, book publishers, international airlines and well-known hotel chains, as well as collection agencies and advertising agencies. He also represents a number of Japanese clients. He is regularly engaged in complex patent litigation and other contentious IP-related cases, and has also been involved in a number of high profile IP cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal. He also handles multi-jurisdictional IP litigation cases.

    He has written and presented many articles and papers in the spectrum of IP law. Alban is the author of the book Enforcing Injunctions, co-contributor of Essays on Computer Law, and general editor of A Guide to Singapore Patent Law. He has also authored the Patent section of the Halsbury Law of Singapore, and the Singapore chapter on Patent Claim Interpretation.

    Alban has been consistently ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by the Asia Pacific Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000 and the Chambers Asia-Pacific editions.

    Ameet Kaur PURBA
    Vice President of AIPPI Malaysia
    Shearn Delamore & Co

    Delivering "Closing Remarks'

    Ameet Kaur Purba is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department of the law firm of Shearn Delamore & Co.

    Ameet graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from the University of London. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000.

    Ameet has nearly ten years’ experience in IP work; anti-piracy and enforcement programs; exploitation of IP rights; all aspects of information technology and telecommunications.

    Her area of practice focuses on all aspects of trademark, prosecution, searches and advise on registrability and trademark opposition proceedings. She also advises clients on the protection and maintenance of their IP rights including IP related agreements. Her experience also extends to advising clients on advertising, consumer protection, copyright, domain names, gaming, information technology & telecommunication issues including IT related agreements and various regulatory laws. Ameet also advises companies on privacy concerns relating to the collection, use of personal data and the conducting of data protection audits to ensure data protection compliance in respect of the collection, storage & use of customers’ personal data. She also negotiates and advises on exploitation and enforcement of IP rights for leading multinational companies worldwide.

    Ameet is the Vice President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Malaysia Chapter.

    Stobbs IP Limited

      Moderator of:

      Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

      Bruce is a United Kingdom and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and a Patent Attorney Litigator.

      He retired from full time practice in 2011 and is now semi-unretired! He is a member of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), the statutory regulator for the patent and trade mark professions in the United Kingdom. He is also a consultant to Stobbs, a trade mark attorney firm.

      Bruce took his first degree in engineering at Cambridge. He went on to study law and met a partner in Boult Wade Tennant while playing golf for Cambridge against a well known club. That partner gave him a job as a technical assistant at BWT where Bruce spent the next 38 years, becoming a partner in 1981 and subsequently managing partner (twice) and senior partner.

      Bruce also took an interest in CIPA, the UK chartered institute, and organised the first CIPA international congress. He was elected to CIPA Council in 1997 and served as vice president and then president in 2004/05.

      When not pursuing his two part time jobs, Bruce is also part owner of a pub in rural Suffolk and tries to improve his golf.


Candy K. Y. CHEN
Managing Partner &
Head of International Patent Department
Tsai Lee & Chen

    Speaker in:

    Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

    Candy K. Y. Chen is a Managing Partner and Head of the International Patent Department at Tsai Lee & Chen.

    She is a professional engineer, registered Taiwan patent attorney and a registered US patent agent.

    Ms. Chen has assisted many Fortune 500 corporations in filing and managing their large patent portfolios, as well as providing legal consultations on validity of patent rights.

    Ms. Chen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and her Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also received an LLM degree in Taiwan.

    Ms. Chen has been a Member of the Patent Examination Quality Advisory Committee convened by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) since 2011.

    She is also a Member of the Board of Council of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Taiwan Group, a Member of the Board of Supervisors of the Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA), and an Independent Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


    YBhg Dato' Shamsiah KAMARUDDIN
    Director General
    Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

    Speaker in:

    ASEAN Economic Community (AEC):
    Opportunities and Challenges in the Next 10 Years


    YBhg. Dato’ Shamsiah Kamaruddin, is currently the Director General (DG) at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). Her appointment on 1st September 2014 as the first woman DG, marks a new milestone for MyIPO.

    With a career in public service which spans over 34 years since 1980, Dato’ Shamsiah started her Intellectual Property (IP) career at MyIPO in 1993 as Assistant Registrar of Trademark. The following year, she was made the Assistant Registrar of Patents before heading the Patent Formality Section in 2003. Prior to her appointment as DG, she was the Deputy Director General of Industrial Property in charge of the administration and registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. Her tertiary education in Economics, Finance and Banking, as well as her MBA from New Hampshire College, USA, provide the needed economic and business perspective in developing IP assets.

    Dato’ Shamsiah has a vast wealth of experience in the administration as well as the strategic aspects of IP including being a negotiator in the IP chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and also representing Malaysia at ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation since 1997. She has also presented many papers, both locally and abroad, on IP including IP in new growth areas, such as IP Monetisatin and IP Valuation.

    Dr. Ei Sun OH
    Senior Fellow at
    Nanyang Technological University

    Speaker in:

    ASEAN Economic Community (AEC):
    Opportunities and Challenges in the Next 10 Years

    Ei Sun OH is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he specializes in China’s interactions with Southeast Asia. Previously, Ei Sun served as Political Secretary to the present Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was also senior research fellow & lecturer in various public and private universities in Malaysia, China and the United States.

    Ei Sun is a council member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, and president of the Sabah Ma Zhong (Malaysia-China) Friendship Association. Ei Sun has also been an avid commentator and columnist on politics, economics and current affairs for various international media.

    Ei Sun was Administrative Officer at the International Telecommunication Union, as well as scientific & legal consultant to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. He earned his JD, MBA, MSc (Engineering), BSc (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering), BA (German), all from the University of California, Davis, USA.

    Fabrice MATTEI

    Speaker in:

    The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN

    Fabrice qualified as an attorney in 1993, having trained in Paris. He then joined the litigation department of one of the most renowned maritime law firms in London (Middleton Potts). In 1997 he arrived in Thailand to join a well established Thai litigation law firm, Mongkolnavin.

    In 2000, Fabrice opened Rouse’s office in Bangkok. His practice covers primarily patent prosecution and litigation, bio-prospecting and bio-piracy, genetic resources in Thailand and also the rest of Asia.

    In 2013, Fabrice opened Rouse’s office in Myanmar. He has been heavily involved in the country for the last five years and has assisted the Ministry of Science and Technology of Myanmar in drafting their first comprehensive trade mark legislation.

    He has experience of handling significant IP litigation cases before the IP Court of Thailand (CIPITC), such as (*):

    Patent Cases

        • Hoya Inc vs Asahi Glass Corporation
        Honda Japan Limited vs Soi Ha Limited

        Eli Lilly vs Dabur

        Eli Lilly  vs Novartis
        Sanofi vs Bioscience
        Dejoyaux vs JD Pools

        Macropharm vs Pfizer

      Trade Mark Cases

            BMW vs Benz Auto Services
            Manchester United, Liverpool Football Club vs Yamaha Thailand

            Copyright Cases

            Pearson Publishing vs Philomath

            (*) Rouse acted for the party(ies) the name of which is underlined

            Genetic Resources, Geographical Indication, Traditional Knowledge

            Fabrice represents numerous rights holders in bio-prospecting and access benefit sharing negotiation. He has recently acted for The Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand and Rice Association of Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai against the governments of Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands which opposed the registration of “Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai” before the European Commission. Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai was finally registered as a Protected Geographical Indication on February 11, 2013.

            He is a consultant to WIPO on genetic resources and has been advising governmental agencies such as the European Patent Office and private association such as Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association (“JAMA”). He has been mandated by the EU Commission to attend and negotiate draft treaties on genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee Consultant on genetic resources which was held on July 5-7, 2013 (“IGC 25”).

            He is the co-founder of the BioEconomy Academy, a partnership between the Biodiversity Economy Development Organization of Thailand (Ministry of Natural Resources of Thailand) and Rouse Thailand. He is the co-president of the biodiversity law Commission of the Association of European Patent Attorneys (

            Fabrice is an IP researcher with Kyoto Center for Comparative Law (KCLC) and consultant with the FAO of the United Nations.

            Fabrice participated to the COP 21 (Conferences of the Parties on Climate Change) which resulted in the historical Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

            He lectures patent laws at Doshisha and Meijo universities in Japan, Tongji University in China and Thammasat University in Thailand and regularly speaks at events organized by WIPO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and USPTO.

            He has completed his thesis on doctrine of patent equivalents in European law in 1994 under the supervision of Professor Doctor Jean Foyer, University of Paris II, Pantheon Assas.

            Several of Fabrice’s articles on IP are available from and

            Professional Qualifications

              • LLM, (International Business Law and Tax), Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), France
              • Postgraduate Degree in IP and Unfair Competition Law, Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), France

              •Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

              •Certificate in Drafting Patent Claims, South East Asian Drafting (SEAD) 2005, Singapore

              • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings 2015: Listed as a ‘Leading Individual’
              • ILO Client Choice 2014

              • WTR 1000, 2015: Ranked Gold
              • Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014: Listed as a ‘Notable Practitioner’
              • WTR 1000, 2014: Listed as a ‘Leading Individual’. Clients describe him as ‘knowledgeable and available’.

              • Managing Intellectual Property 2014: Named as an ‘IP’ star

            Firdaos ROSLI
            Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) MALAYSIA

            Speaker in:

            The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN

            Firdaos started his career in the accounting and banking sector before moving to the public sector as an Assistant Director in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Malaysia in 2004. He held various responsibilities in bilateral and regional relations, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), as well as the main secretariat to the Malaysia-US Free Trade Agreement negotiation team. He also served in the Minister’s Office as the Senior Private Secretary to the Deputy Minister of MITI since 2008.

            He studied Business Foundation Programme from St. Andrew’s College, Cambridge before pursuing his degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia.

            Felipe CLARO
            President of AIPPI
            Claro & Cia

            Delivering "Welcoming Address"

            Felipe Claro is a partner with Claro & Cia, a Chilean full service law firm, where he is that Head of the IP Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising multinational clients on all aspects of intellectual property law.

            He is the President of AIPPI, and has been Vice-President of the Chilean Association of Industrial Property. He has been member and leader of different IP Committees; Arbitrator of the Chilean Country Code Domain Registrar; WIPO Panelist; LES Chile President. He is recurrently ranked as a leading lawyer by international IP publications and frequently speaks in IP events.






            Foong Lam TAI
            Gan Partnership

            Panelist in:
            Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

            Tai Foong Lam graduated from the Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1992. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1993 and called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995.

            Foong Lam’s main area of practice is intellectual property and is a recognized IP practitioner specializing in information technology (IT) and telecommunications. His clients in the field of telecommunications include many of the telecommunications companies in Malaysia.

            Since 2011 the prestigious publication Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recognized Foong Lam as one of the leading individuals in IT and Telecoms practice. Since 2013 Chambers Asia Pacific has ranked Foong Lam as one of Malaysia’s intellectual property litigators with special focus on information technology (IT) and telecommunications.

            Foong Lam has wide-ranging experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements relating to intellectual property, telecommunications networks and services, information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce, e-banking, telecommunications, contract manufacturing, technology transfer, research and development, merchandising, franchising, licensing, provision of services, corporate transactions involving intellectual property rights. In addition, Foong Lam has an active practice in IP litigation and enforcement of IP rights. He has been involved in several IP litigation cases which have been reported in Malaysian law journals.

            Foong Lam has been very active within the IP fraternity in Malaysia. At the international level, Foong Lam has been a member of the Bar Council IP Committee for many years, and is also the past president of the Malaysian chapter of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the world’s leading non-governmental organization for research and formulation of policies and laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.

            Hong Koon TEH
            Partner, Intellectual Property Division

            Panelist in:
            Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

            Teh Hong Koon was admitted as a Barrister of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in Michaelmas 1997 and as an advocate-solicitor of the Malaysian Bar in 1998. She commenced her legal practice in Penang as a litigator and subsequently dabbing her hands in conveyancing works. In 2000, she joined SKRINE’s Intellectual Property practice and specialized in IP litigation.

            Currently, she specializes in the creation, acquisition, prosecution, exploitation and management of national and multi-jurisdictional Intellectual Property portfolio especially trademark portfolio; and the development and implementation of Intellectual Property strategies and policies.

            She serves clients across industries with focus on pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and frequently advises her clients with regards to regulatory compliance including compliance with labeling and packaging, shipments, marketing and advertising laws, regulations and guidelines.

            Professional Affiliations / Awards
            She services on the committee of a number of professional bodies including the following:

              • Treasurer and National Reporter of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

              • Committee Member of the Law Review Committee of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Organization (MIPA).

              • Member of HuanYu China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation Center.

              • Member of the China-ASEAN Legal Training Base Alumni.

              • Researcher of the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China.

              • Member of the Canadian Business Council.

            She is the exclusive winner of the Client Choice Awards 2015 for:

              • The Intellectual Property - Trademarks category for Malaysia.

            • She was listed as leading expert in the 2015 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law under Trademark - Malaysia.


            • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

            • Barrister-at-Law, Lincolns Inn, London

            • LLB (Hons), University of East London

            • LLM, University of Malaya


            John Paul GABA
            Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW)

            Speaker in:
            Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

            Education / Academic Attainments

            Mr. Gaba graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration, cum laude, in 1998. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university in 2002.

            Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications

            Mr. Gaba has published several articles, including: the Philippine chapter of the book “International Copyright Law; A Practical Global Guide” published by Global Law and Business of U.K. (2013); the “Philippine Chapter of the PLC Cross-Border Data Protection Handbook 2010/2011” published by Practical Law PLC (U.K.); “A Survey of Philippine Copyright Cases” featured in the Philippine Star; “A Survey of Philippine Supreme Court Cases On Electronic Evidence” featured in CHIMO Magazine of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines; and the articles “Factoring Facts: The Debate on Database Protection” and “Of Crimes and Computers: Cybercrime and the Electronic Commerce Act” all featured in Digest of Information Technology and the Law (DIGITAL), the official publication of the U.P. College of Law’s Internet & Society Program. Mr. Gaba also co-authored a legal research study entitled “Old Laws, New Crimes?: A Framework For Cybercrime Legislation In The Philippines” which won the 2002 Prof. Maria Clara L. Campos Award for Best Paper in Commercial Law (University of the Philippines, College of Law).

            Mr. Gaba has also given lectures on “Review of Special Laws Relating to Cybercrime” at the Seminar-Workshop on Combating Cybercrime in the Philippines for Judges in the National Capital Judicial Region organized by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Philippine Judicial Academy, and the U.S. Department of Justice (2012) and at the seminar sponsored by the University of Philippines Law Center (2012); on “Challenges to Philippine MSMEs: Maximizing the Functions of Trademarks” during the IP Seminar sponsored by the Japan Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (2012); on “Copyright in the Internet” at the Intellectual Property Rights Training for Arbitrators on Copyright (2010), on “Emerging Issues in Copyright and Copyright in the Internet” at the Intensive Program for IP Mediation (2011), and on “Internet Piracy” at the Training Seminar on Intellectual Property for Public Prosecutors in the National Capital Region (2014), all organized by the Intellectual Property Office; and on “Intellectual Property Issues in Broadcasting, Cable TV, and the Internet” during the founding anniversary of the National Telecommunications Commission (2005). He has also served as Panelist and Moderator in a number of seminars and workshops for various topics concerning software protection (2007), IP best practices (2007), technology commercialization strategies (2009), and intellectual property protection (2010), and served as Lecturer in various seminars for corporate clients on data protection and data privacy (2012 and 2013), and copyright in music (2014).

            Mr. Gaba is a professorial lecturer on Intellectual Property and Legal Logic & Technique at the School of Law of Angeles University Foundation.

            Professional Memberships & Affiliations

            Mr. Gaba is the current Vice President and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Inc., and the previous Assistant Treasurer of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines - Makati City Chapter. He is currently a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, and the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines. Mr. Gaba is currently a Regular Member of the Philippine Supreme Court Subcommittee on E-Commerce and a Regular Resource Person of the Philippine Supreme Court Subcommittee on Notaries Public. He is the current Chairperson of the Philippine Supreme Court’s Technical Working Group on the Electronic Filing Project.

            Other Activities

            Mr. Gaba studied French at Alliance Francaise de Manille, and Japanese at Languages Internationale. His interest include tennis, triathlon, cycling, running, boxing, swimming, films and foreign languages. He actively joins multisport races such as duathlon, cycling, and triathlon events.

            Kallayarat CHINSRIVONGKUL
            Chavalit & Associates Limited (SCL Law Group)

            Panelist in:
            Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

            Kallayarat Chinsrivongkul is a qualified intellectual property attorney of notable expertise and has been practicing law in Thailand intensively for more than 20 years. Distinctly recognized as a specialist in the area of patents law, she has comprehensive knowledge of and extensive experience in patent and trademark prosecution. She has acted on behalf of major national and international conglomerates, including global pharmaceutical brands, in addition to corporations from the electronics, electrical and chemical industries. Her advice on international and multi-jurisdictional patent laws is frequently solicited by a multitude of professionals, as well as from both domestic and overseas public and private organizations, on a regular basis. Kallayarat Chinsrivongkul’s professional proficiency also extends to copyright issues, drafting licence agreements and providing freedom-to-operate analyses for clients.


              • Thai Bar Association
              • Lawyers Council of Thailand

              • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)

              • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
              • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
              • Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA)

              Career and Education

              Kallayarat Chinsrivongkul is one of the founding partners of SCL Law Group and our resident authority on all things concerning patents. She is a former senior associate with International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd (ILCT) (Russin & Vecchi) prior to the establishment of the group. She has practiced in SCL Law Group’s intellectual property department for more than 14 years. Kallayarat Chinsrivongkul currently heads our Patents Group and is actively involved with the Patent Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).

                1995    : Master of Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire, USA

                  1993    : LLM, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
                  1988    : LLB, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

                  Karen ABRAHAM
                  Assistant Secretary General, AIPPI
                  Shearn Delamore & Co

                  Delivering "Welcoming Address

                  Karen Abraham jointly heads the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Department of Shearn Delamore. She has more than 25 years of IP experience covering IP Litigation, Mediation, Enforcement and Brand Consultation and Management relating to the full gamut of Intellectual Property related matters. She is the first Malaysian to be appointed on the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Bureau where she currently holds the position of Assistant Secretary General of AIPPI. She has crafted brand management programmes for leading multinational companies throughout the world and designed anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programmes and strategies for some of the largest local and global IP brands. She also actively advocates the mediation of IP disputes in Malaysia.

    Lena SHEN
    Partner / Attorney-at-Law
    Manager of Trademark Department
    Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency


    Panellist in:

    Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

    Lena (Lanying) Shen began her career in the intellectual property field in 2000, and currently serves as a partner of Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., a top and renowned Chinese intellectual property law firm and is the head of its Trademark Department. She specializes in intellectual property, including trademark enforcement, trademark prosecution, patent litigation, customs action, domain name dispute, contract drafting, license, and more. She is well trusted by her clients and provides thoughtful and practical advice.

    Ms. Shen is active in international forums and academic activities. She is the first Chair of CET 9 (Asian Group, Work & Study Group 9) of FICPI from April 2015. She received an LL.M. degree from Queen Mary, University of London, in intellectual property law.

    Leonard WOO
    Executive Director
    PwC Malaysia

    Panelist in:
    IP Valuation: Recent Trends in the Region

    Leonard Woo is an Executive Director of PwC Malaysia.

    He is part of the deals advisory team and he specializes in valuations, corporate advisory and M&A.

    Leonard has more than 20 years of work experience in the business valuations, financial reporting valuations, strategy advisory and transactions advisory.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of Corporate Finance of Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.

    Lili WU
    Patent Attorney
    CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

      Panellist in:

      Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

      Lili Wu is a Patent Attorney in CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office in China since 1997. Ms. Wu’s practice ranges from patent drafting and prosecuting work to representing clients on invalidation or patent infringement litigation cases before the Patent Reexamination Board and courts. She has extensive and enriched experience in helping clients to obtain valuable patents in China and especially specializes in consulting clients on strategies of enhancing patent protection in China in software and design related fields.

    Michael SOO
    Shook Lin & Bok

    Speaker in:

    The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN

    Michael Soo joined the firm in 1993 as a partner. He is the head of the IP and IT department of the firm. Michael was the past president of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (“MIPA”), and is currently the president of Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Malaysia Country Group, and a councilor of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”). He was a member of the Copyright Law Review Ad-hoc Committee, under the Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia, and is a member of the IP Committee of the Bar Council of Malaysia.

    He has practised exclusively in all areas of IP law, with emphasis on enforcement and civil litigation, for over 30 years. He has appeared as lead counsel or co-counsel in a number of infringement and/or passing-off actions before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court (formerly known as Supreme Court).

    In addition to advisory and litigation work in all areas of intellectual property law, he has initiated, conducted and concluded settlement negotiations involving intellectual property rights leading to amicable resolution of disputes before litigation as well as cases pending before the courts. He has on many occasions been asked by potential litigants or their legal counsel in cases where he was not representing either party to give a non-binding opinion, as an informal guideline or basis for settlement negotiations.

    He appeared as lead counsel in a trial involving alleged copyright infringement of several well-known brands of software before the Kuching Sessions Court pursuant to an ad hoc licence granted by the Rt Honourable Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. The trial was probably one of the few fully contested infringement actions involving software instituted in Malaysia in recent years. The alleged offender was one of the largest civil engineering firms in Malaysia. The Court acquitted the alleged offender of all charges. The Public Prosecutor’s appeal was dismissed by the appeal courts.

    In addition to this, he frequently handles advisory and contentious cases involving domain names dispute and “cybersquatting”. Michael Soo is a panelist of domain name dispute resolution administered by Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and had adjudicated on a number of domain name dispute cases.

    He is active in several international professional organisations including International Trademark Association (“INTA”), APAA and Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He was the chair of Asia Pacific sub-committee of geographical indications committee of INTA.

    Michael has presented papers on intellectual property law in seminars and conferences organized by the Bar Council of Malaysia, and at several international, regional and local conferences including the 12th Commonwealth Law Association Conference and several seminars and conferences organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). He lectures on copyright and design law for the Patent Agent Examination since its inception in 1997, and on intellectual property law at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Training (ILKAP), of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia. Michael also regularly contributes articles and updates on IP in leading magazines.

    Michael Soo was listed under the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 as a recommended lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property.

    Professional Memberships

      • President, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) [2004-2006]
      • Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Bar Council Malaysia
      Member, Information Technology and Cyberlaws Committee, Bar Council

      Malaysia [2004-2008]
      Member, Copyright Law Review Ad-Hoc Committee, Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia [2004-2008]

      Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
      Member of INTA’s International Panel of Neutrals (an Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] program - the first person appointed for Malaysia in April 2003
      Overseas Member, The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, United Kingdom
      Member, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)

      Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
      Member, LawAsia (Law Association of Asian Countries)

      Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
      Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

      President and Councilor, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) [2006-2009;2009-2012 and 2012-2015]
      Member, Management Committee of APAA Country Group, Malaysia [since 1997]
      Member and former Honorary Secretary of The Licensing Executives Society (LES), Malaysian Chapter [1004-1995]


      Murgiana HAQ
      Past President of
      ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, IPA
      hslegal LLP

      Moderator in:

      ASEAN Economic Community (AEC):
      Opportunities and Challenges in the Next 10 Years

      Murgiana’s participation in IP promotion and growth includes:

      1992 - 1996    : Representative for APAA groups in Singapore, Indonesia and Bangladesh

      1996 - 1997    : President of APAA - Singapore Group

      1996 - 2004    : Ex-Co member of APAA, Vice President of APAA and Councillor of APAA

      1999 - 2001    : President of ASEAN IP Association

      She was also committee member of numerous IP Committees such as INTA and ECTA. One of the founder members of the SEAD Course for patent education, Murgiana was a member of the Patents Examination Board in Singapore. Presently, she is a Provider on the Panel for Singapore Domain Names Dispute Policy Board, Films Consultative Panel and a Committee Member of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

      In the context of ASEAN harmonization of IP Laws and Practice, which led to the formation of the ASEAN Working Group, she was instrumental for promoting and forming the ASEAN IP Association along with a few others in 1996.

      Twenty years ago in 1996, they were considering the possibility of a harmonized system within ASEAN. With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, it is becoming a reality.


        Nguyet Dzung NGUYEN
        AIPPI Vietnam
        Vision & Associates

        Speaker in:

        The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN


        With over 14 years of experience in intellectual property law, Mrs. Dzung Nguyen now holds the position of Manager, Intellectual Property Practice of Vision & Associates. Before joining the firm, Mrs. Dzung Nguyen used to work for another big IP firm in Vietnam.

        As a Patent Attorney, Mrs. Dzung Nguyen specializes in various aspects of international and Vietnamese intellectual property laws, including patent laws, especially in patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent refusal/cancellation, opposition/appeal, invalidation, maintenance, and other patent-related matters especially in chemistry, chemical engineering, life science, biotechnology, biochemistry, and pharmacology.

        Mrs. Dzung Nguyen has been directly and indirectly involved in helping foreign clients such as Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics, LG Households & Healthcare, Albermale Corporation, Merck & Co. GmBH, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc., H. Lundbeck, Vestergaard Frandsen SA, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nokia Corporation, etc.


        2005    : Franklin Pierce Law Center (FLPC), USA - Master of Intellectual Property, Technology & Commerce

        2004    : Georgetown University Law Center, USA - Certification on the Introduction to the American Legal System

        2002    : Russian Government Institute of Intellectual Property: (RGIIS), Russian Federation - Training Certificate on the Fundamentals of Industrial Property

        2001    : Royal Melbourne University of Technology (RMIT), Australia - Master of Applied Science

        1996    : University of Foreign Trade, Hanoi, Vietnam - Bachelor

        1988    : Moscow Institute of Food Science and Technology (MTIIP), USSR - Bachelor of Food Technology


        • Vietnam Industrial Property Association (VIPA)
        • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

        • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA)

        • International Trademark Association (INTA)


      Pascal PHLIX
      Administrator International Co-operation
      European Patent Office

      Speaker in:
      Driving Economic Growth in ASEAN Through the
      Strengthening of the IP System. Examples from the EPO and the WIPO

      After 5 years as an engineer in the French civil engineering and nuclear industry, Pascal joined in 1991 the EPO as a substantive examiner in the mechanical field. At the time of the introduction of new electronic search tools at the EPO, he was quickly involved in the training and coaching of new examiners and in designing new training manuals. He then acted as lead project manager and senior management adviser in the area of communication, Intranet and Internet.

      With 12 years in the field of International co-operation, he designs and implements the co-operating activities of the EPO in Northern Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, Gulf region and ASEAN region. He was also for 4 years responsible for the co-operation of the EPO in the Western Balkans and in the Eastern European Neighbourhood where the implementation of EU funded projects played a major role.

      Patrick KILBRIDE
      Executive Director, International Intellectual Property Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      Speaker in:
      The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN


      Patrick Kilbride is executive director of international intellectual property for the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There, he oversees the center’s multilateral and international programs promoting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights, managing a team of country and regional experts. Previously, Kilbride was Executive Director, Americas Strategic Policy Initiatives, and Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), within the Chamber’s International Division.

      Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Kilbride was appointed to serve in the Bush administration as deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Liaison. At USTR, Kilbride worked with state and local officials, business organizations, and non-governmental organizations to advance the President’s trade policy agenda; he served as USTR liaison to the network of industry trade advisory committees (ITACs), as well as the President’s Export Council; and, he was part of a White House-led, inter-agency team that coordinated efforts to secure congressional approval of pending U.S. free trade agreements.

      Previously, Kilbride was director of Government Affairs at the Council of the Americas, where he played leading roles in industry coalition efforts that saw the network of U.S. free trade partners in the Americas expand from two countries to twelve in less than a decade.

      At the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Kilbride represented U.S. apparel manufacturers as government relations representative, helping to secure enactment of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership and African Growth and Opportunity Acts. Kilbride began his career in global economic policy as an international trade specialist with the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

      He is a graduate of the George Washington University, and resides with his family in Alexandria, Virginia.


    Chavalit & Associates Limited (SCL Law Group)

    Panelist in:
    Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

    Pavinee Bunyamissara is an expert in intellectual property (IP) law with over ten years professional experience, and specializes particularly in the fields of e-commerce and trademarks. She routinely advises major clients on matters relating to trademark and patent registrations, license notices and agreements, as well as trademark, patent and copyright infringement. Versatile and keen, she also assists with overseas trademark registration applications and acts as counsel, providing guidance to clients throughout IP litigation proceedings. She has been consistently consulted with on cases involving electronic trade and commerce, and domain name registrations.

    Pavinee Bunyamissara joined the Intellectual Property Practice Group of SCL Law Group (formerly known as Chavalit Law Group) as an associate upon its formation in 2005, and she became partner in 2015. She was previously an associate of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice Group of International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. (ILCT) (Russin & Vecchi).

    Pro Bono & Other Activities

    2015    : Trademark Committee Member of APAA

    2006    : Adjunct lecturer in Online Dispute Resolution, Thammasart University

    2005    : Adjunct lecturer in Trademark Registration, Chulalongkorn University

    2004    : Adjunct lecturer in Property Law, Assumption University


    2012    : The Notarial Services Attorney Training Course, Lawyers Council of Thailand

    2004    : Train-the-Trainers on Information Technology and Telecommunication Law, NECTEC

    2003    : LLM (E-Commerce Law), University of Melbourne, Australia

    1998    : Certificate, Litigation Course Programme, Lawyers Council of Thailand

    1996    : LLB, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand


      • Lawyers Council of  Thailand

      • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)

      • International Trademark Association (ITA)

      • Association International pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI)

      • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA)

      • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

      Peter FRANKE
      Past President of AIPPI Australia;
      Principal of Franke Hyland

      Moderator in:
      Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

      Peter holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science, with a major in physics, from The University of Melbourne. He qualified as an Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in 1990, and is also registered to practice in New Zealand.

      Peter was first employed as a trainee attorney at Edward Waters & Sons in 1987. The firm became known as Watermark, and Peter was made a principal in 1991.

      He has wide practical experience as a patent and trade mark attorney. His practice has focused on assisting Australia based clients with protection in Australia and overseas. He has extensive experience in drafting hundreds of patents which have proceeded to grant in Australia and countries around the world. He advises clients on a wide range of IP matters, including IP strategies, infringement, freedom to operate, oppositions, re-examination and validity.

      He has conducted a large number of patent and trade mark oppositions in Australia and New Zealand, and in association with foreign attorneys, conducted patent oppositions in Europe and both Ex Parte and Inter Partes re-examinations in the US. He has been closely involved in patent infringement and validity litigation in Australia, as well as appeals from patent office decisions to the Federal Court of Australia. He has also appeared as an expert witness in relation to patent amendments in the Federal Court of Australia.

      Peter’s patent practice has included a wide range of technologies and industries, including:

        • Mechanical and process technologies, including pumps, coal transport systems, process engineering, control systems, sensors;

        • Medical devices, including mechanical, electrical, software and materials aspects of implantable, surgical and external devices, imaging and diagnostic methods;

        • Electronic devices, including locks, building products, electronic payment terminals, sensors, power supplies; computer hardware; telecommunications systems and devices including mobile phones, cell base stations, antennas; traffic management and transmission protocols and controls, measurement and control devices;

        • Software and internet services, including authentication, payment systems, business processes, medical software, gaming systems including slot games and table games;

        • Applied physics, including optical systems, including fibre optics, optical switches, bulk optics, diffraction devices, and optical communications;

        • Sustainable technologies, including power storage, hydrogen generation, water treatment, pipeline systems and refurbishment, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic

      Peter also held a variety of internal roles in his previous firm, including as the group leader of the ICT practice group, European discipline leader, and Designs discipline leader. He was also on the practice committee of the firm for many years.

      Peter was responsible for development and operations of the Sydney office for his previous firm, from a small operation with four staff to a well integrated group of 18 staff. He was on the management committee of his previous firm for 16 years, and was chairman for 12 years. He was involved with all aspects of the operations of the firm and its management. Watermark has approximately 100 staff including 30 patent attorneys.


      Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, a member of FICPI and the Past President of the Australian group of AIPPI, an international organization with the objective of promoting the use and protection of Intellectual Property, and international harmonization.

      He has been the author or co-author of more than 10 papers submitted as part of the scientific work of AIPPI on behalf of the Australian group. He was actively co-ordinating the group response in relation to client/attorney privilege and a proposed WIPO treaty governing client/attorney privilege.

    Peter WILIMOTT
    Senior Programme Officer
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

      Speaker in:

      Driving Economic Growth in ASEAN Through the Strengthening of the IP System. Examples from the EPO and the WIPO.

      Mr. Wilimott is an experienced intellectual property expert, having worked for the Australian IP Office and with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a combined total of 15 years. His main area of expertise lies in the IP communications field where he has led a number of large projects both in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region. At WIPO his role as Senior Programme Officer requires him to work with governments and businesses throughout the region in order to increase IP awareness, understanding and strategic use of the global IP systems.

      Before joining WIPO, he worked as the Director of IP Australia’s Marketing & Customer Engagement Section. In this position he was responsible for the development and implementation of a range of outreach strategies and resources designed to raise awareness of IP issues amongst the business and general community in Australia. Mr. Wilimott has also worked for one of the largest law firms in Australia, as well as a host of other Australian Government organizations.

      Phi Anh PHAM
      Pham & Associates

        Panellist in:

        Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

        Mr. Pham Phi Anh graduated (1979) and was postgraduate (1979-1992) from Donetsk’s Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine; joined training courses on IP Law in Ex-Soviet Union (1985-1986), patent examination jointly organized by WIPO-Swedish Patent Office in Geneva and Stockholm (1989), IP Law at USPTO (1998). He also participated in several PCT and PLT meetings in Geneva.

        Mr. Pham Phi Anh worked for the National Office of Industrial Property of Viet Nam (NOIP) as a patent examiner from 1983, was promoted as Deputy Director of Invention and Utility Solution Division (1992-1995), Director of the Division (1996-2000) and Deputy Director General of NOIP (June 2001 - September 2015). He has been periodically invited to give lectures on IP matters at a number of universities and colleges in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

        Mr. Pham Phi Anh has joined Pham & Associates since November 2015, as an Of Counsel.

        Phye Keat CHEW
        ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (IPA)
        Raja Darryl & Loh

        Speaker in:

        ASEAN Economic Community (AEC):
        Opportunities and Challenges in the Next 10 Years

        Phye Keat began practice in March 1987 in the areas of conveyancing, banking and corporate finance. He later developed the intellectual property division of Raja, Darryl & Loh and saw the division grow into one of the leading intellectual property law practices in Malaysia.

        For the past few years, Phye Keat has been focused on corporate, commercial, ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and intellectual property laws. He has handled a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions including those in respect of joint ventures, manufacturing, telecommunications, computer contracts, information technology, licensing, franchising, foreign investment, immigration, sale of goods, construction, privatisation, infrastructure (including the first light rail transit project in Malaysia, STAR) and labour/employment.

        In the ICT field, Phye Keat has done considerable work, in particular pertaining to MSC flagship applications including the Government multipurpose smart card and the smart school projects. Phye Keat has also handled a number of mobile related matters including mobile content agreements and licensing of software related to mobile banking.

        Currently, Phye Keat has been focusing on competition law as a new niche of his practice. He was part of the consultation group interacting with the Malaysian Government on the drafting of the Competition Bill. The Competition Act came into force on 1st January 2012. From the second half of 2011, Phye Keat has been very active in helping various clients become compliant with the Act including:

          • giving seminars and training sessions to create awareness on the impact of competition law on business

          • giving specific advice on various transactions and agreements from a competition law standpoint

          • undertaking competition law audits on companies

          • drafting guidelines on competition law for companies’ manuals and handbooks and codes of conduct

          • generally assisting companies with a competition law compliance program

          As part of his portfolio, Phye Keat has also been giving talks to clients on Personal Data Protection Act 2010 and providing advice on compliance programs in respect of the same.

          Phye Keat has been named by AsiaLaw & Practice as one of the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property.


          Tertiary Qualification

          • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Malaya)

          • Master of Laws (University of Malaya)

          Professional Qualification & Membership

          • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

          • Admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 14 March 1987

          • Registered Patent Agent (Malaysia) since 1995

          • Registered Trade Mark Agent (Malaysia) since 1997

          • Registered Industrial Designs Agent (Malaysia) since 1999


      Renee XAVIER
      Director and Founder
      Alpha & Omega Law Corporation

      Speaker in:

        Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

        Renee is the founder of Alpha & Omega Law Corporation, a law practice in Singapore with offices in Malaysia and Philippines that specializes in Intellectual Asset law. Admitted to practice in Singapore, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, she is accredited with 24 years of experience in legal and management services in Asia. Knowledge aside, as an entrepreneur, she understands first-hand the concerns of IP owners when it comes to protecting, exploiting and capitalizing their Intellectual Assets globally.

        Renee works with clients on global management of their trade marks, domain names, patents, designs, trade secrets and copyright assets. This includes domestic and international IP clearance, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. Renee’s clients include Singapore and global entrepreneurs in the retail and apparel, media, financial services, consumer products, food and beverage, hospitality, pharmaceutical and Internet and technology industries.

        Renee has authored numerous articles on trade mark law, restraint of trade and trade secret and domain names that have been featured in major trade publications. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, actively sharing her insights on topics ranging from intellectual asset strategy to trade secrets. In addition, she regularly conducts training to empower corporations big and small with strong IP knowledge. On a pro bono basis, she also provides legal clinics on IP issues for SME owners.

        Renee contributes to international IP development and policies through her committee work involvement at various international IP organizations. At present, Renee represents Singapore in the Trade Mark Chapter of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and is a committee member of the Not-For-Profit Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and Standing Committee for Commercialization of IP in the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She is also a member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

        Sheena JACOB
        Joyce A. Tan & Partners

        Panelist in:
        IP Valuation: Recent Trends in the Region

        Sheena Jacob is a highly-ranked leading intellectual property and technology lawyer with extensive experience in the IP field. She has been identified as a leading lawyer in various publications, including Legal 500, Chambers, Practical Law Company, AsiaLaw, Who’s Who Legal, World Trademark Review and Euromoney Expert Guides. She is the immediate past President of LES Singapore.

        Sheena works with technology companies and innovative businesses, helping them build and extract value from the global IP assets. She is particularly sought after by clients to manage complex IP-rich legal transactions, and is highly skilled in negotiating deals that are difficult to close and complicated commercial IP transactions which bring together the different aspects and forms of IP.

        Sheena constantly places herself at the cutting-edge of IP rights, strategizing and managing the advancement of clients’ interests in complex IP litigation matters, together with litigation counsel. Most recently, she spearheaded a groundbreaking case on 3D shape trademarks in Singapore for an international leading company, within a multijurisdictional context.

        Sheena’s practice covers a broad range of industries, from high-tech to life sciences and media. She has acted for government organizations and statutory bodies, Forbes 500 companies and start-ups. She also represents not-for-profit organizations in their policy and lobbying efforts.

        Qualified to practise law across 3 continents, viz. in Singapore, New York and England & Wales, Sheena is uniquely placed to understand and assist international companies doing business in Asia.


      Sophia ABRENICA
      Senior Associate
      Villaraza & Angangco V&A Law

      Speaker in:
      Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

      Atty. Ma. Sophia Editha C. Cruz-Abrenica is a Senior Associate of the Firm Villaraza & Angangco (Philippines).

      Atty. Cruz-Abrenica has more than eight (8) years experience in Intellectual Property prosecution, especially in patents as well as in trademarks. Atty. Cruz-Abrenica also has experience in patent litigation, specifically pertaining to pharmaceutical patents.

      Atty. Cruz-Abrenica is a registered Patent Agent having passed the Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations administered by the Philippine Intellectual Property Office. She is a lawyer who has a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology and has solid scientific research experience acquired from research studies in the fields of biotechnology, virology and microbiology for six (6) years in Belgium and Japan.

      Atty. Cruz-Abrenica handles most of the Firm Villaraza & Angangco’s patent and trademark prosecution portfolio.

      Thi Thu Ha NGUYEN
      Vision & Associates

      Panelist in:
      Taking Unfair Advantage of Trademarks: Parasitism and Free Riding

      Ms. Ha is a partner of Vision & Associates in the Intellectual Property Practice division.

      Being both a registered IP representative and an attorney at law, her particular strengths are seen in the field of IP litigation, including trademark, patent enforcement, and actions against unfair competition. Ms. Ha is also in charge of licensing, franchising and technology transfer relating to IP rights. Ms. Ha has more than 14 years of experience in the IP field.


        1999    : Hanoi Law University, Vietnam
        1999    : Hanoi University for Foreign Studies, Vietnam


        • Hanoi Bar Association (HLA)

        • Vietnam Industrial Property Association (VIPA)

        • Asia Patent Attorney Association (APAA)

        • International Trademark Association (INTA)

        • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA)


      Theresa MAK
      Messrs. Rouse

      Panelist in:
      IP Valuation: Recent Trends in the Region

      After obtaining her Master’s degree in London, Theresa practised as a litigation solicitor in a local law firm and then worked as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong Government, where her duties included acting as a hearing officer for ex-partes and inter-partes interlocutory hearings on trade mark matters and advising the Hong Kong Government on intellectual property matters.

      Theresa has experience in both non-contentious and contentious matters, including the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications. Theresa also advises on commercial intellectual property matters, privacy issues and general marketing and advertising issues.

      In addition to her Hong Kong practice, Theresa was seconded to Rouse’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai advising on China non-contentious and contentious intellectual property matters for almost a year.

      Educational and Professional Qualifications

      LLB (Hons), University of Hong Kong

      LLM (Computer and Communications Law), UCL, University of London

      Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Hong Kong (2001)

      Membership in Professional Bodies

      Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners

      Timothy SIAW
      Shearn Delamore & Co

      Moderator in:
      IP Valuation: Recent Trends in the Region

      Timothy Siaw has degrees in Science and Law from Monash University, Australia. He is a registered patent agent since 1992 and has practised the entire spectrum of IP and Technology laws for over 20 years. He has acted as counsel in IP disputes up to the Federal Court of Malaysia.

      Tim is the contributor for Atkin’s Court Forms of Malaysia for Intellectual Property as well as the Malaysian chapter of Doing Business in Asia, a Thomson Reuters publication.

      Tim has been identified as a leading lawyer in various publications including Chambers Asia, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney Expert Guides and IAM Patent 1000 over the years.

      Michael CHAI
      President of AIPPI Malaysia
      Michael Chai Ken

      Delivering "Welcoming Address' and
      Moderator in:

      The Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in ASEAN

























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