Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets through IP

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Level 5, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

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Participating Organisations (Profiles)

Founded in 2003, Alpha & Omega Law Corporation is a specialised Intellectual Property (IP) law practice headquartered in Singapore. We help individuals, start-ups, SMEs, MNCs, the public sector and charities harness their IP to achieve immediate and long term business goals.

Beyond the registration and protection of trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights and domain names, our goal is to work hand in hand with our clients to tailor powerful intellectual property strategies that will help their businesses reap exponential growth and profits.

We are passionate and excited by the limitless possibilities with intellectual assets and we can’t wait to help more businesses like yours realise them too.
  

Astreem is a franchise consultancy firm that specializes in internationalizing brands through customized growth strategies including Franchise Development, Business Matching, Branding and Business Excellence Automation. We house an unrivalled team of expert strategists and specialists who work as part of our client’s team to create realistic and customized programmes to reach their business potential.

Through our executional expertise and insights, we have gained a proven track record of creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and delivering measurable results. In addition to a strong presence in Singapore, we have grown to service our clients internationally, with associates in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and India.
  

We believe tomorrow is today’s emerging business – rising from untapped potential within established industries and disruptive start-ups alike. As you redefine industries, we are redefining intellectual property to create intellectual prosperity.

Founded in 1897, AWA brings 120 years of experience to our clients. With 165 IP attorneys and almost 300 employees at 17 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, China and the US, we are a premier IP firm with some of the most successful companies in the world choosing us as their strategic partner.

AWA Asia stands for a strong value proposition that consists of an East-meets-West approach with a bilingual and bicultural team of IP professionals (patent attorneys, trademark lawyers and IP Strategists). Our international-level service delivery comes with deep local knowledge, is business minded, pragmatic and tailored. We are an industry recognized and award-winning firm known for our innovative practices and leading individuals.

AWA Strategy focusses on the strategic and commercial aspects of intellectual property. We support companies by injecting business acumen into IP operations. We aim to increase and clarify a company’s returns from IP. Success in this regard hinges on a commercially-oriented IP strategy, supported by an IP infrastructure.

Together we are a leading IP consultancy representing clients that are innovation-intensive companies, ranging from start-ups to owners of the world’s most well-known brands and patent portfolios. We help clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities  

With broad global coverage and comprehensive local knowledge gained from more than 30 years of operating in Singapore, we offer a unique combination of skills to help our clients effectively manage the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Singapore and the rest of Asia.

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow is a joint law venture between Baker McKenzie and Wong & Leow LLC, a Singapore law firm. This enables us to advise our clients on both domestic Singapore law issues and cross-border issues, if required. Through Wong & Leow LLC, we have full rights of audience before the Singapore courts.

As counsel of choice to many companies using Singapore as a hub for their regional operations, our lawyers are adept at managing multi-jurisdictional transactions and neutralizing cross-border risk.

The combined strength of being an established local firm and a member firm of the Baker McKenzie network gives us a unique offering in Singapore and beyond. Our Singapore office is part of a network that offers experts based on the ground across ASEAN countries as well as access to Baker McKenzie’s wider international network. This makes us ideally placed to support not only the domestic but also the cross-border needs of our clients.

Intellectual Property
Through our extensive experience in working with established IP owners, we understand our clients' commercial needs and objectives. Our IP practice in Singapore covers a comprehensive scope of legal services, including enforcement/anti-counterfeiting, portfolio management, product registration, commercial and regulatory work, and IP disputes. We provide local insights and practical advice, and help your business develop cutting-edge, multi-jurisdictional IP protection strategies as required.
  

The rate and breadth of technology innovation continues to accelerate. The challenge for all companies is to keep pace with the competition and respond to new entrants. It’s impossible for even the largest MNCs to do this alone - they need to collaborate.

Cambridge Consultants is the technology partner of choice for many of the major MNCs in the US, Europe and Japan. We provide an end-to-end product and service development delivering unique IP that gives our clients a leading edge in the market.

For almost 60 years we have provided the complementary IP and technology our clients need to develop and deliver world-leading products and services. We provide a compelling combination of deep technology insights and the systems and processes to convert that rapidly into radical innovation. Our staff of 850 engineers and scientists are world-leaders in their fields.

We’re active in many of the most advanced technology areas, including robotics, IOT, synthetic biology and advanced communications (5G and beyond). Our industry areas of focus include medical devices (drug delivery devices, diagnostic instruments and surgical equipment), industrial (from logistics to agri-tech), consumer (from food and beverages to personal care) and wireless/connected devices.

With our global presence, with offices from Seattle to Tokyo, we can combine our deep technology expertise with market insight. Our regional HQ in Singapore provides a local focal point for the key markets in the region including China and India.
  

Established in 1994, China Sinda Intellectual Property Limited is one of the largest, fullservice IP firms in China. We provide professional services to international and domestic clients on all aspects in IP field including drafting of patent specification, patent and trademarks search, filing and prosecution, enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights in China, global IP strategy advice and IP portfolio management services. Our expertise covers all major technical fields and industrial sectors.

Our Singapore branch is the representative office of the first foreign IP firm set up under the Singapore government’s IP Hub Master Plan. Our patent attorneys are qualified in both Singapore and China patent attorneys and with many years’ experience to better serve clients in Singapore and the region. Our specific areas of practice of the Singapore branch include drafting patent specifications in both English and Chinese languages, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Singapore, China, PCT and other countries, patent valuation including patentability / validity assessment, Freedom-To-Operate studies; patenting strategy advice, patent portfolio management as well as clients training on invention disclosure preparation, in-house patent management in line with the business activities, etc.
  

Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than 150 years, we have built some of the most established global brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. These trusted brands are focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property (IP) management. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company operating in more than 100 countries including the Greater China region, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in Asia Pacific.
  

Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property ("IP") Case Law Database. Through Darts-ip, IP professionals gain centralized access to case law from around the world and the tools necessary to navigate it efficiently. Our sophisticated interface allows you to search through global case law based on detailed IP criteria, extracted through individual case analysis by local trademark, patent, design, copyright or domain name specialists. Through our unique tools IP professionals can obtain tailor-made reports providing never-before-seen insights into global IP strategies and trends.
  

DCC is an IP services company which has an unceasing commitment to excellence in every aspect of our practice. We recruit high-calibre personnel from a wide variety of technical specialisations who have achieved superior standards of professional excellence, and we provide our professional operators with sophisticated practice management systems. DCC has a broad client base ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations, and we have substantial experience in assisting our clients in relation to IP protection and IP due diligence which may assist them in increasing the value of their businesses and/or aid in attracting further capital injections. We strive to guide our clients to ensure that their IP assets are used to further their commercial interests and to ensure the sustainability of their businesses.
  

Drew & Napier LLC is the largest Intellectual Property practice in Singapore. We are leaders in the field, and our lawyers are regularly instructed in high profile matters.

We have expertise across the range of contentious and non-contentious IP work, and we represent a broad selection of renowned clients from across industries. Prestigious industry publications like Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) consistently confirm our leadership with Tier 1 rankings in IP for almost two decades. Over the years, our award-winning practice has been named ‘MIP Singapore Prosecution IP Firm of the Year (2018)’, ‘MIP Singapore Contentious IP Firm of the Year’ from 2014 to 2017, ‘Asia IP Singapore Patent Firm of the Year 2017’, and ‘Asia IP Singapore Trade Mark Firm of the Year’ from 2012 to 2016.

Trade marks, Patents and Designs

In Singapore and other regional offices, we secure registrations directly. In other countries, we use our global network of trusted associates.

We also negotiate and prepare licenses, distributorship, franchising and confidentiality agreements covering all aspects of IP. We have, amongst our IP lawyers, Certified Patent Valuation Analysts.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We also handle all aspects of intellectual property litigation, for example:
 - Applying for and executing warrants for trade mark and copyright infringement offences;
 - Prosecuting and defending criminal actions for infringement of trade marks and copyright;
 - Civil proceedings for infringement of trade mark, copyright, patents and designs, including applications for injunctions and Anton Pillar Orders;
 - Passing off actions;
 - Opposition proceedings;
 - Trade mark invalidation and revocation proceedings;
 - Actions for breach of distribution, licensing and franchise agreements;
 - Claims for unlawful interference with contractual relations;
 - and Claims for wrongful use of confidential information.
  

EverEdge is a global intangible assets specialist. We assist senior management, boards & investors to:

- Identify and evaluate intangible assets

- Buy-side due-diligence

- Valuation for capital raising, licensing, sale, joint-ventures, and for accounting and tax purposes

- Develop strategy for protection and risk management of intellectual property

- Commercialise and monetise intangible assets.

We employ some of the world’s top intellectual property strategists globally. Serving clients in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, we are a true multi-national firm.

We do not file patents or trademarks for our clients, to provide clients with a trustworthy, independent, strategic perspective on their intangible assets, opportunities and risks.
  

Eversheds Harry Elias is part of Eversheds Sutherland’s global network of offices comprising about 45 offices in 23 countries with IP capabilities. With our strong international support, our Intellectual Property team advises clients from a wide range of sectors across the South East Asia region and globally on protecting, commercialising, licensing and enforcing their IP rights. This includes patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and know-how.

Our team is well experienced in defending and taking action against offenders in trade mark infringement and passing-off claims as well as in patent, design and copyright litigation, including advising on any cross border disputes. Our lawyers have advised on some of the most sophisticated IP litigation cases and have secured landmark decisions helping to shape the legal developments of IP laws.

We work closely with our clients to navigate the complex process of protecting your IP rights across multiple jurisdictions. We have an advance system that enables us to manage the filing and registration of large trade mark, design and patent portfolios in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Through our global network and relationships with our associate firms across South East Asia, we are able to undertake effective IP enforcement programmes against counterfeiters of goods circulated in the region. We work closely with local investigators, enforcement authorities and customs officials to execute major enforcement actions and are able to execute raid actions against multiple targets across the region.

Our experience and capability extend beyond the technical knowledge of IP as our team has commercial and industry knowledge in drafting, negotiating and advising on licensing or franchising deals and transactional agreements surrounding corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic business activities.
  

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. How organisations manage their capital today will define their competitive position tomorrow. We help create social and economic value for our clients by helping them make more informed decisions about strategically managing capital and transactions. We advise on strategies to raise, invest, optimize and preserve capital. Our teams bring together transaction professionals across functional areas, sectors and geographies to evaluate your Capital Agenda.
  

IP-Protection for Industrie 4.0: Through the inter-connectedness of production facilities with office-IT and the internet, industrial components, processes and data become attractive targets for attackers. At the same time, supply chains in which production facility operators and product designers no longer need to be part of the same company are developing more and more. For example, one company provides the design for a product and another one produces it with the help of a machine. If the design company would like to prevent its production know-how or product design from falling into the wrong hands, it must protect the production (for example CAD design data), the manufacturing data (e.g. control paths or machine configurations) and simulation and analytics data (e.g. digital twin). For production data various protection concepts exist in the form of commercial software. But until now the issue of manufacturing data and configurations has not really been addressed yet. At the same time, this area is becoming more and more important to protect the know-how in industrial manufacturing.

Fraunhofer is researching and developing security architecture that companies can use to protect industrial data while it is being transferred, processed and stored on machines. The central idea has been to complete hardware-security functions and Trusted Computing so that individual machines or components could be identified and trusted via the network. This enables data and IP to be protected so only a specific machine can process the protected information. With these trusted machines as a basis, IP protection mechanisms are enabled as Industrial Rights Management.  

Goh Phai Cheng LLC is a progressive law firm comprising a practising Senior Counsel and legal team providing Arbitration, Adjudication, Mediation, Litigation, Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology.

Leading the firm’s IP practice is our Ms Constance Leong, an IP practitioner with particular expertise in patents, copyright, trade mark, registered design, trade secrets, confidential information, franchise, personal data protection, Internet law, E-commerce, licensing and IP searches.

Prior to joining Goh Phai Cheng LLC, she served as Legal Counsel and Assistant Registrar at the Registry of Patents of IPOS, where she, amonst other things, reviewed Singapore Patents legislation and represented Singapore at World Intellectual Property Orgnisation (WIPO) Conferences. Previously, she was appointed by SPRING Singapore (the former Enterprise Singapore) on the Panel of IP practitioners for the Innovation Credit Voucher (ICV) for SMEs.

Currently, she is appointed on the following IPOS’s and IP ValueLab's panels:
IP Practitioners: Portfolio Management
IP Practitioners: Transactional Services
- IPOS IP Legal Clinic

Constance has a LLM (Copyright law, Information Technology law, Internet law), and a LLB (Honours) from the University of London, United Kingdom. Prior to her law education, she obtained a double major degree in Mathematics and English from the National University of Singapore.

Constance is qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore in 1997, a Barrister-at-law, England and Wales in 1996 and a Solicitor, England and Wales in 2000. She looks forward to volunteering at the Connections @ IP Market Place.

JurisAsia helps businesses maximise their intellectual property assets and protect what makes them unique. Our firm offers expertise in all aspects of IP. Through our association with Gowling WLG, this practice effectively spans numerous jurisdictions and an extensive network of local counsel in countries across every continent. We can therefore deliver practical, cost-effective legal advice to help you grow and protect your business, where you are located. How we help:

Brands & Designs


From conception and development through to exploitation and enforcement, we work with clients on all facets of branding, including trade marks, designs, copyright, domain names, licensing, and protection.

Patents


Whether you are looking to file, commercialise, or enforce your patents, our renowned patent group can help you deal with any complex issue, in a language you'll understand. With our technically-qualified patent professionals, based in Singapore and globally, we can assist you in a broad range of technical fields.

IP Litigation & Strategy


Our lawyers have successfully represented clients before the High Court and the Court of Appeal on cases involving trade marks, patent and copyright infringement and validity, the misappropriation of confidential information, theft of trade secrets, and IP licensing disputes. From "bet the company" litigation to the smallest skirmish, we can secure the best results for your business – and provide the global legal support you need.

Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading firms of patent and trade mark attorneys, with 17 offices around the world. The firm offers advice on all aspects of IP protection, including prosecution, portfolio strategy, litigation, due diligence, licensing and other commercial contracts.

The firm’s attorneys operate across a broad range of technologies and industry sectors, notably biotechnology, pharmaceutical, electronics, mechanical, nanotechnology and clean technology. Their client base is diverse, ranging from the latest ventures to well-known multinational corporations.

Marks & Clerk Singapore is consistently ranked in the top tier for patent and trademark work in Managing Intellectual Property’s (MIP) IP Stars guide. For four consecutive years from 2014 to 2017, Marks & Clerk Singapore has been credited for the quality of our work and has won the MIP award for 'Singapore Prosecution Firm of the Year'. We are also listed in the top tier for patent and trade mark work in Asia IP’s annual survey. Our patent practice is also listed in the top tier of the Asia Legal Business IP rankings and IAM Patent 1000.
  

We are a firm of patent, trademark and registered design attorneys having qualifications to the highest international standards. We help clients of all shapes and sizes secure strong protection for their IP in Singapore and worldwide. We have particular expertise in the field of patent law and practice, primarily in ICT, engineering and the physical sciences.

  

Mirandah Law is a Singapore law firm specializing in intellectual property and providing legal counsel in a variety of other service areas.

Our IP practice covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, licencing, franchising, advertising and all other related services. Whatever the query, whatever the scope, we are best-placed to protect IP assets.

Over the years, Mirandah Law has experienced success in some of the most high-profile and precedent-setting intellectual property cases in Singapore. Recently, our victory in the case of Warner-Lambert v Novartis in 2017, concerning patent amendments, was heard before a five-judge panel at the Singapore Court of Appeal (as opposed to the normal panel of 3 – this extended quorum being reserved for cases of specific importance). Additionally, later on in the same year, we were victorious in the case of Novartis v Bristol-Myers Squibb, a case which considered key issues co ncerning rectification of the Patents Register in Singapore for the first time.

With years of experience in the field, our lawyers provide advice that ensures clients are fully aware of the means at their disposal to optimally exploit their assets. Our searches and competition analysis are instructive as to how market players are pursuing their IPR protection strategies presently - and how these strategies are likely to develop in the near and long-term future. Using this intelligence, we provide informed ways in which our clients can plan to best utilise their intellectual property.

Furthermore,our firm has a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality IP translation services to ensure that our clients are able to secure their IPRs in multiple key markets around the world with the utmost efficiency.

PatSnap is the leading provider of IP innovation intelligence to fortune 500 companies and law firms worldwide. PatSnap has brought together one of the largest intellectual property datasets in the world, and combined this with litigation, licensing, valuation, and company financial data. Through artificial intelligence and machine learning, PatSnap has made IP intelligence easily accessible to inventors, researchers, legal professionals and business leaders to help them make strategic innovation decisions.

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality professional services to our clients.

IP is a key asset for all businesses: it underpins competitive advantage; it is a source of revenue when it can be licensed out or sold; and it often accounts for a large proportion of a company’s value. With businesses under pressure from globalisation and the increasingly central role of intellectual property, the demand for strong protection and dynamic exploitation policies has never been greater.

Getting the right advice and assistance can result in your business:

  • Maintaining its competitive advantage
  • Protecting its key assets in all territories
  • Getting the best commercial deal when commercialising its IP

Speak to us at Connections @ IP Market Place to get advice on intellectual property valuation.

We often work alongside specialists in PwC LLP to offer end-to-end intellectual property advice in other complex areas such as restructuring, transfer pricing, business consulting, corporate finance, due diligence and risk assurance.

Questel offers a full suite of web-based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property with search, analysis and idea-to-asset management capabilities.

Questel provides a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle, which can be analyzed, shared and archived in Orbit.com.

Questel delivers consulting and legal services, as well as online and onsite training.

Established in 1978, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Bonn, Washington, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and New Delhi.

The SME [email protected] Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SME [email protected]) serves as a first-stop for Singapore-based enterprises that are looking to grow their businesses locally and overseas. Supported by Enterprise Singapore, the network of SME Centres provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with easy access to business advisory to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. The SME [email protected] hopes to be the first-stop for Singapore-based enterprises that are looking to grow their businesses locally and expand overseas.

Introduced in 2013, SME Centres are one-stop centres set up to provide SMEs with free business diagnosis and advice, capability workshops and guidance on government assistance schemes.

Collectively, SME Centres assist over 20,000 SMEs every year though face-to-face business advisory sessions, capability workshops and outreach events. Popular areas that SMEs sought help on are in new business set-up, business capabilities diagnosis and advice on government assistance programmes.

There are currently five main SME Centres and five Satellite Centres.In 2017, some 1,100 SMEs embarked on and completed capability development projects. Of these SMEs, 70% embarked on some form of technology adoption, such as point-of-sale system, customer relationship management system, HR IT system, etc.

SME [email protected] is a collaboration between Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). Our mission is to provide holistic general business advisory and capability development services to local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Recognising the challenges from digitalisation and global competition, SME [email protected] further enhances its services from business advisory and grant consultation to facilitation of group-based adoption of solutions for productivity improvement and capability development.

Introduced in 2013, SME Centres are one-stop centres set up to provide SMEs with free business diagnosis and advice, capability workshops and guidance on government assistance schemes.

Collectively, SME Centres assist over 20,000 SMEs every year though face-to-face business advisory sessions, capability workshops and outreach events. Popular areas that SMEs sought help on are in new business set-up, business capabilities diagnosis and advice on government assistance programmes.

There are currently five main SME Centres and five Satellite Centres. In 2017, some 1,100 SMEs embarked on and completed capability development projects. Of these SMEs, 70% embarked on some form of technology adoption, such as point-of-sale system, customer relationship management system, HR IT system, etc.

Sustainable Living Lab is an innovation lab that provides end-to-end innovation services, from needs identification, IP generation to prototyping and pilot testing in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

For the IP Week 2018, we would like to highlight the IP Generation Sprint.

The IP Generation Sprint is an internally driven, externally supported process to:

  • Upgrade internal capability to generate IP
  • Gain tech insights from expert talents
  • Create robust patents for greater protection

We will work with your R&D team to:

  • Assess the competitive landscape for IP in your domain
  • Generate new IP using powerful thinking tools
  • Draft specifications and create drawings to prepare for filing

The sprint will be facilitated by Veerappan Swaminathan, who is a pioneer of the maker movement in Singapore and facilitated IP generation activities over 10 years. He is listed on 5 US patents for biomedical devices and managed a portfolio of 42 patents in the biomedical device industry.

The sprint will be supported by our group of selected professional-makers, hardware specialists who delve in the latest technologies, to provide insights from various tech fields such as AI, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and IoT.

Speak to us at Connections @ IP Market Place to learn more about the IP Generation Sprint, or if you are interested to learn more about the innovation process.

VALUENEX, Inc. is a big data predictive analytics and consulting services company, powered by proprietary algorithms, artificial intelligence, and teams of data scientists and expert analysts. Founded in Tokyo in 2006, the company provides solutions for R&D strategy, IP monetization and evaluation, financial investment analyses and leveraging, and technology convergence mapping.

Working with clients across a wide range of industries and business functions, VALUENEX’s panoramic-view analytics software and expert consulting has led to breakthroughs in IP research and predictive modelling, and has grown on the global stage to include 45% of Japanese Fortune 500 as clients, as well as major corporate partners such as Panasonic Solution Technologies and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Through advanced capabilities in strategy development, white space extraction, pan-industry or technology specific trend mapping, and comprehensive M&A analyses, VALUENEX continues to hold the top position in the field.

Firm Profile

An established leader, WongPartnership is a major provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. Headquartered in Singapore, we have lawyers and offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network. Offering a full suite of services, we have a twin focus on advisory/transactional work where we have been involved in landmark corporate transactions, as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. The collaborative nature of our practices ensures that clients receive the quality of service that is essential in today's competitive and challenging environment.

Our Intellectual Property Practice

Advising on the full spectrum of intellectual property (IP) matters, our Intellectual Property Practice works with some of the region's best-known brands and IP rights owners. We help them protect their IP assets both domestically and internationally by providing them with cutting-edge solutions. Our Practice specialises in transactional, enforcement and advisory work including IP investment agreements, research & development collaborations, joint venture agreements, franchising and IP due diligence.

On the enforcement front, we have acted on behalf of international rights protection agencies in the music and movie industries, assisting them with strategic initiatives for dealing with emerging IP issues.

Within the public sector, we assist government regulators with the formulation of policies, licensing schemes and research projects. We have been involved in government lobbying initiatives, the drafting of various white papers, and the drafting of model legislation that has been passed into law by a national legislature.

In recognition of our contributions in the intellectual property ecosystem, we were given an Appreciation Award by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in 2013.

Businesses in today’s digitalised, globalised and technologically disruptive operating environment must constantly innovate if they are to survive and thrive. IP plays a critical role in ensuring that the rewards of their investments in creating innovative works, products, services, brands and technology are protected against those who take a free ride on these innovations.

At Yap Loh & Partners LLP, we have been helping Singapore-based businesses and entrepreneurs understand what ideas they need to protect, where they need to protect them and the consequences. Working with them to translate their ideas into IP assets and through prudent and purposeful protection, management and monetisation of these assets (e.g. their brands, data, designs, inventions and trade secrets) here and abroad, we are delighted to have helped them utilise IP to innovate and internationalise. Our broad client base of large enterprises, SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs hail from various sectors of the economy.

The firm is also listed on the IP ValueLab Directory of IP Practitioners and Law Advisors for Portfolio Management and for Transactional Services.

Working with our network of foreign firms based in ASEAN, rest of Asia, Europe and the Americas, we service our clients, both here and abroad, in the following areas so that their intellectual assets become growth drivers and revenue generators for their businesses:

- IP Legal Advisory
- IP Filings & Prosecutions
- IP Strategic Advisory & Portfolio Management
- IP Audits & Due Diligence
- IP Commercialisations
- Acquisitions & Disposals of IP Assets
- Franchising
- Licensing
- Other IP Transactional Services

So please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have a new idea but are unsure how best to protect it or if you want to know more about how IP can become your business strategy to maximise returns on your ideas and bring up your company’s competitiveness and value.

Participating Organisations