Mr Gilbert Leong > Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Commercial, Compliance, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation.


Gilbert Leong is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice group.

Gilbert has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements in relation to distribution of goods/services, procurement and tenders, manufacturing arrangements, acquisition of hardware, software development, licensing, maintenance, acquisition of intellectual property such as trademark and patents, computer turnkey projects, consultancy services, IP structuring, Internet related transactions cloud computing and E-commerce. Gilbert also provides advice on aspects of joint ventures, alliances and mergers & acquisitions.

He has also been counsel to parties involved in the telecommunication industry. In particular, he has advised on disputes arising as between telecommunication licensees, application for licences, market access and infrastructural issues. Gilbert has also been very active in the field of data privacy/protection matters, having acted for large financial institutions, healthcare providers, and industrial companies. He has also written and spoken widely on the area. As a member of the Legal Sub-Committee of the National Internet Advisory Committee, Gilbert participated in the drafting to the “Model Data Protection Code for the Private Sector”.

Gilbert’s IP litigation experience includes copyright (software) suits, patent infringements as well as obtaining and executing search & seizure warrants. Additionally, he has prosecuted parties under a fiat from the Attorney General for offences under both the Trade Marks Act and Copyright Act. Gilbert also attends to hearings before the Trade Mark registry.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Gilbert also holds a Certificate in Computer Programming and Information Processing from the City & Guilds of London Institute. Gilbert has authored numerous articles and given speeches on a variety of intellectual property rights, technology issues and electronic commerce.

Gilbert was also a member of several technology-focused think tanks in Singapore.


Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2002 – present)
GE Medical Systems (1999 – 2002)
Baan Company (1997 – 1999)
Rodyk & Davidson (1990 – 1997)




LLM (Merit) University College London, 1991
LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1989

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Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is very active in patent litigation, particularly in the field of pharmaceutical and electromechanical inventions; its team is currently representing Bristol–Myers Squibb in a patent infringement case against Novartis under the patent linkage regime implemented through the US-Singapore FTA. On the non-contentious side, the practice assists local and international clients with acquiring and protecting trade marks, patents, designs and copyright, as well as with the commercialisation of IP rights through licensing and franchising. Ai Ming Lee is experienced in patent disputes concerning semiconductors, telecoms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues. Woon-Chooi Yew, Gilbert Leong,Catherine Lee, Chai Chong Low are other key partners.

Singapore > TMT: local firms

Core areas for Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP‘s TMT practice include handling procurement and services contracts, M&A transactions in the technology sector and data privacy matters. Gilbert Leong is experienced in commercial agreements,  manufacturing arrangements, software development, licensing, as well as in the areas of cloud computing and e-commerce. Woon Chooi Yew specialises in personal data protection and privacy issues, while Kenneth Oh‘s primary practice is in corporate finance, M&A and early/ late stage private equity.