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Bird & Bird ATMD LLP
2 SHENTON WAY #18-01
SGX CENTRE 1
SINGAPORE 068804
Singapore

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner, Intellectual Property

Career

I am a partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology group in Singapore and lead our ASEAN and Japan practice. With more than 35 years in practice I have developed a specialist focus on complex patent litigation and other contentious IP related cases.

Today I represent major pharmaceutical companies, software companies, computer and medical device manufacturers, well known trade mark owners, book publishers, international airlines, established hotel chains, as well as collection and advertising agencies. I also represent a number of our Japanese clients and have a very active Japan practice.

I am regularly engaged in complex patent litigation and other contentious IP-related cases, and have been involved in a number of high profile and precedent setting IP cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Patent Office, as well as handling multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. I have been placed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for intellectual property in Singapore.

I have also written and presented many articles and papers across the spectrum of IP law. I am the author of ‘Enforcing Injunctions’, a co-contributor to ‘Essays on Computer Law’, and general editor of ‘A Guide to Singapore Patent Law’. I also authored the Patent section of ‘The Halsbury Law of Singapore’ and the Singapore chapter on Patent Claim Interpretation.

You’ll find me ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, Chambers Asia Pacific and IPAsia. I am also a panel member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. I am also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA).

Languages

English

Memberships

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association

Education

National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
New York University, LLM, Trade Regulations (Intellectual Property)
Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore, 1984
Attorney-at-Law, New York State, 1988
Solicitor of England & Wales, 1997
Solicitor of New South Wales

Leisure

Golf, Rugby, Movies, Reading

Relevant News

Lorraine Tay and Alban Kang recognised in Who's Who Legal IP 2022 | Intellectual Property Lawyers | IP Lawyers | Trademark Lawyers | Patent Lawyers
Big congratulations to our intellectual property lawyers Lorraine Tay and Alban Kang for being ranked in the Who’s Who Legal: IP 2022 guide!

Read more: here.

 

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.

 

Case Update: The Registrar, not IPOS, is the proper party to an appeal from a decision of the Registrar | Intellectual Property Lawyers | IP Lawyers
Read the latest update by our intellectual property lawyers Alban Kang and Pin-Ping Oh, in relation to the Nippon Shinyaku Co, Ltd v Registrar of Patents [2022] SGHC 164 case – in its appeal to the High Court from a decision of the Registrar of Patents (the “Registrar”), the appellant commenced proceedings against the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”).

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.

 

Lorraine Tay and Alban Kang recognised as Trademark and Patent Leaders | IP Lawyers | Trade mark Lawyers | Patent Lawyers
We are pleased to share that two of our partners are recognised as Trademark and Patent Leaders in the WIPR 2022 Edition. Big congratulations to our intellectual property lawyers Lorraine Tay and Alban Kang!

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 & Extension of SG IP Fast Program until 30 April 2024
Thinking of applying for a patent? The SG IP Fast Programme is a patent acceleration programme to shorten time frames to grant and issuance of the first examination report. Read the latest update by our partner, Alban Kang and senior patent attorney, Martin Kwan by clicking on the following link: 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

(Hall of Fame)

Alban KangBird & Bird ATMD LLP

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.