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Bird & Bird ATMD LLP
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Intellectual Property


Partner, Intellectual Property


I am a partner in our Intellectual Property Group in Singapore where my commercial insights into our clients’ needs enables me to design and implement global patent monetisation strategies.

With extensive experience in patent litigation, patent management and monetisation, trademark litigation and other high value IP dispute resolution matters, I am also experienced in managing anti-counterfeiting issues. Over the years, I have handled major patent lawsuits in Singapore and internationally across various sectors, specifically Technology and Life Sciences & Healthcare.

I have also managed many trademark disputes in Singapore and internationally, including trademark lawsuits, oppositions/cancellations and anti-counterfeiting cases. Those matters span many sectors, including Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Retail & Consumer, Hospitality and Entertainment.

More recently, I have handled disputes in Singapore concerning geographical indications. I also managed design and copyright disputes, and manage IP commercialisation projects for clients (from due diligence to filing to exploitation).

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2017, I was associate vice president at Creative Technology Ltd where I oversaw the company’s legal matters on a global basis, with a focus on worldwide IP registration, litigation and enforcement, as well as all other contentious matters. I handled a number of patent lawsuits in the US (at the US International Trade Commission and in various District Courts), and in Europe. I also managed trademark disputes across the globe, including trademark lawsuits and oppositions/ cancellations in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Turkey, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. I also acted as an adviser to senior management on key legal moves and decisions, including the monetisation of the company’s patent portfolio.

I am also a regular public speaker and panelist on IP issues including patent and trade mark litigation, brand management, counterfeiting, and the commercialisation of intellectual property.





LLB Hons from Queen Mary College, University of London (1990)
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 1999
Called to the Singapore Bar in 1992
Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1991

Relevant News

Bird & Bird recognised in the 2022 edition of Managing IP - IP Stars | Intellectual Property Lawyers | IP Lawyers | Copyright Lawyers | Trademark Lawyers | Patent Lawyers
We are delighted to be recognised as a Tier 1 firm again in Copyright, Trademark (Contentious & Prosecution) and Patent (Contentious) in the latest 2022 edition of Managing IP – IP Stars. Our partners Lorraine Tay, Alban Kang, Anan Sivananthan have also been ranked as IP Stars in their areas of expertise. Congratulations and well done to all in the Singapore IP team!

Read more: here.


Bird & Bird advised ABC Impact on its US$36 million investment in Iceotope Technologies | Corporate Lawyers | Intellectual Property Lawyers | IP Lawyers | Employment Lawyers
Bird & Bird advised as transactional counsel to Asia-focused private equity firm ABC Impact in its US$36 million funding in Iceotope Technologies, a UK-based precision immersion cooling tech firm. This transaction is illustrative of the interest around precision immersion cooling technologies for data centres on the back of climate change and need for environmentally sustainable solutions, as more data centres are set up globally.

The cross-disciplinary Bird & Bird team involved in this deal comprises corporate lawyers (Marcus Chow, Jolie Giouw, Ong Chin Ngee, and Philip Chui), employment lawyers (Seow Hui Goh, Natasha Cheng, and Sharmaine Chan), intellectual property lawyers (Anan Sivananthan, Pin-Ping Oh) and senior patent attorney (Hui Leng Tan).

Read more: here.


Bird & Bird ATMD Recognised in the 2022 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 | Intellectual Property Lawyers | Patent Lawyers | Patent Attorneys
We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000. Big congratulations to our intellectual property lawyers and patent attorneys, Alban Kang, Anan Sivananthan, Pin-Ping Oh, Hui Leng Tan, and Martin Kwan!

Read more: here.


Bird & Bird ATMD ranked tier 1 for Patents, Copyright and Trade marks | IP Lawyers | Trade mark Lawyers | Patent Lawyers | Copyright Lawyers
We are pleased to share that we have been recognised again as a Tier 1 firm for Patents, Copyright and Trade marks in the recently published Asian Legal Business Asia IP Rankings 2022. Big congratulations to our intellectual property lawyers!

Read more: here.


Bird & Bird ATMD recognised in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022 | IP Dispute Lawyers | Employment Dispute Lawyers | Commercial Dispute Lawyers
We are pleased to share that we have been recognised in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022 Guide for Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, International Arbitration, and Commercial and Transactions.

Congratulations to our partners who have been ranked in the 2022 edition:

Intellectual Property Lawyers
Alban Kang 
Anan Sivananthan 

Employment Lawyer
Seow Hui Goh

Dispute Resolution Lawyer
Jonathan Choo

Read more: here.


Bird & Bird AmCham CARES Distinction Recipient
We are delighted to share that we are a distinction recipient of the AmCham Corporate and Societal Action: Recognition for Excellence in Singapore (CARES) award. Accepting the award on behalf of the firm was our partner Anan Sivananthan. AmCham CARES recognises AmCham member companies in Singapore that have demonstrated a strong understanding of the link between responsible business operations and positive societal impact, and have contributed to the long-term economic and social value for Singapore through the way they conduct business. Singapore’s Minister for Education, Chan Chun Sing presented the award to AmCham CARES recipients at the ceremony on 22 April 2022. Some key highlights of the ceremony can be viewed above. All images are credited to The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore).

Read the press release: here.


Bird & Bird Best Lawyers
Congratulations to our partners for being recognised in the 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Singapore list!

Ranked Lawyers:

Intellectual Property Lawyers
Lorraine Tay 
Alban Kang 
Anan Sivananthan 

Employment Lawyer
Seow Hui Goh

TMT Lawyer
Jeremy Tan.

Read more: here.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP is part of a leading global IP practice. The Singapore office has outstanding credentials in its own right and has a major pipeline of local, regional and international business. It is noted for transactional and contentious IP matters, and handles engagements right across the IP lifecycle. The patents group is regularly involved in disputes in the semiconductors, telecoms, electronics and computer architecture areas. The Singapore team also stands out for its expertise in Geographical Indications and is making a further impression in digital, cryptocurrency and metaverse issues.  Lorraine Tay leads the IP group and specialises in non-contentious IP and brand management. Alban Kang is hugely experienced in patent litigation and other contentious IP cases, often representing clients in landmark cases and those that push the boundaries of the law. Anan Sivananthan  specialises in anti-counterfeiting, patent litigation, patent management and monetisation, and trade mark litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Newly elected IP partner Oh Pin-Ping is a member of the media, entertainment and sports team and is leading the office’s efforts in digital, cryptocurrency and metaverse matters. Managing counsel Gene Kwek is an experienced trade mark specialist and Audrey Lim is now counsel in the team.