Our Team Members
Our professionals provide a level of expertise that can only be achieved by a firm devoted exclusively to intellectual property practice.
Lok Choon Hong
Mr. Lok Choon Hong holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Malaya and Master of Laws Degree from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom specializing in intellectual property law. Mr. Lok also holds an executive MBA degree from INSEAD, France/Singapore and EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Mr. Lok is a qualified lawyer (non-practicing) for Malaysia and Singapore and a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agents for Malaysia since year 1999.
Mr. Lok Choon Hong specializes in all aspects of intellectual property registration, transfer, licensing, commercialization, enforcement and advisory work and is actively involved in IP consultancy for clients in the Asean and China regions for the past fifteen (15) years. He is the founder director of Global IP Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, an intellectual property rights consultancy firm with offices based in Singapore, Malaysia Philippines and Brunei with representative offices in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Apart from IP consultancy works, He is featured as one of the world’s 1000 leading patent practitioners in year 2014 by IAM Magazine and was awarded the Malaysian national IP Agent Award 2012 by Malaysia Intellectual Property Office (MYIPO). Mr. Lok is also actively involved in venture / angel capital investment in IP based companies. He is the founding president of Association of Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs and Organizations (AIPO), an Asean based NGO established to promote monetization and commercialization of intellectual property assets and the treasurer of Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN).
LLB (Hons) Malaya.
Registered Patent Malaysia, Trademark, Industrial Design Agents.
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore.
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya.
Mr Patrick Chow graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1980. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1981, qualifying as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr Patrick Chow is a senior legal practitioner of 33 years standing having been in active practice since 1985 when he set up his boutique legal practice dealing in both civil and criminal work. The main areas of his practice include Property Law, Intellectual Property Dispute, Corporate Law, Domestic and Civil Litigation.
He has for many years been a part time lecturer in Company Law and Commercial Law for examinees sitting for their ACCA qualifications. He was also a course instructor in Company Law courses organized by the Extramural Department of the National University of Singapore in the early years of his practice.
He holds directorship in PINTAS Pte Ltd, a boutique firm providing intellectual property service in the registration of patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design. He actively promotes awareness of intellectual property by delivering many talks in Chinese and English to a great number of small and medium enterprises in various organizations including the Chinese Chambers of Commerce.
In the course of his practice, numerous cases of his were reported in the Chinese newspapers and the Straits Times. There was a write up featuring Mr Patrick Chow on his talk on the enhancement of business value by the use of intellectual property in the Lian He ZaoBo (6 July 2006).
LLB (Hons). MSIArb.
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Tay Yeo King
Since year 2000, Tay YK has been assisting inventors prepare patent specifications, prosecuting and obtaining patents and design registrations in Singapore, Malaysia, US, Europe, amongst others, and also before WIPO. His areas in patents cover mechanical, materials, electrical and electronic engineering, internet-of-things, software processes, process methods, business methods, and other inter-disciplines. Prior to joining the intellectual property industry, Tay YK spent his initial career in engineering design and disk substrate development.
Lok Lee Yin
Ms. Lok has been a US Patent Agent since 2007 and helped to establish the Pintas US office in 2008. She received her B.S in Applied Science from University of Science of Malaysia in 2000 with a major in Analytical Chemistry and minor in Management. She started her career as a Quality Officer at Plexus in 2001 before joining Pintas IP Group as a patent engineer in 2004.
Ms. Lok has many years of experience in the preparation, prosecution and e-filing of U.S. patent, trademark applications
and general patent counseling. She also has vast experience in handling US patent and design applications into Malaysia.
DO Thi My Lien
The representative partner of Pintas Indochina, Mrs. Lien holds a BA in English language from Hanoi National University; a Bachelor of Law Degree from Hanoi Open University; a MBA in Economics from Vietnam National University. In addition, Mrs. Lien has attended many IP courses, such as Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Intellectual Property Course (2004); WIPO, General Course on Intellectual Property (2006); WIPO, the Advanced course on Copyright and Related rights (2007); JAPAN, Training course for Advanced IP Practitioners (2007); EPO, Training course on Patent Drafting Techniques (2008); JAPAN, Training course for patent experts (2014). Mrs. Lien has more than 17 years of experience in all aspects of IP in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar.
Ms. Santy Allim has more than 15 years of extensive experience in corporate administrative and secretarial work in the Aviation industry. Prior to her role as the Director of Administration & HR, she was working as a Corporate Secretary with Ernst & Young – establishing new businesses, specialising in providing insightful assistance for her clients to setting up companies in Brunei Darussalam.
Being an Entrepreneur herself, Ms Santy has established two companies in Brunei providing two different services of which she is very well adversed in the importance of patents & licensing. She will be able to assist in working with PINTAS headquarters in preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications.
Ms Santy is easily contactable in Brunei for any meeting with management, engineers and marketing personnel to undertsand how IP can support their goals and objective via +673 873 8478.
Minn Tayzar Nyunt Tin
Mr. John Hepworth is a qualified UK and European patent attorney for over thirty five years. He is the founding partner of Hepworth Lawrence Bryer and Bizley and now “of counsel” to Hepworth Browne. Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Litigation Committee and the European Patent Institute. He also acted as instructing attorney for numerous litigated intellectual property cases.
Specialty Paper Technology
Sports Exercise Equipment and Athletic Footwear
Heavy Plant Machinery
Plastic Mouldings Technology
Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Equipment
Manufacturing processes and equipment
Automotive Components and Systems
Automotive and Marine Engines
Member of the Litigation Committee of both the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the European Patent Institute (epi)
Unified Patents Court – Authorised Representative
Intellectual Property Regulation Board- Higher Courts Litigation Certificate
Nottingham Trent University – Master of Laws Degree LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation
de Montford University – Common Professional examinations. Post graduate
Diploma in Law LLDip
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys – UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
South Bank University – Mechanical and production Engineering
P&O Shipping Line – Marine Engineering Apprenticeship
Pung Tzzy Shan
Ms. Pung Tzyy Shan graduated from the University of Sains Malaysia with a Master of Chemical Instrumentation and a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science (Industrial Chemistry). As a patent engineer with strong chemistry background, she is
specialized in conducting prior art searches and specification drafting related to chemical composition, chemical instruments and manufacturing processes. Apart from responding to office actions and providing consultancy to clients on IP issues, she is also involved in handling infringement matters through Freedom-to-Operate analysis.
Mr Alexander Palaiyam graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. As a patent engineer, he focuses on conducting prior art searches and specification drafting in the fields of biomedical engineering, electrical, electronics and software. He started his career in an IP firm in India for 3 years, he also has experience in landscape projects, various types of searches, office actions, patent illustrations, patent proofreading, patent mapping, FTO, Invalidation and patent watching.
Bachelors of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering).
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India.
Ms Charmaine Ow graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. As a patent engineer, she focuses on conducting prior art searches and specification drafting in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry. In addition to that, she also has extensive experience in drafting patent specifications related to the field of manufacturing or fabrication processes.
B.Sc Biotechnology, Indiana University
Loo How Jie (Eddy)
Mr. Loo How Jie holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and another Bachelor Degree of Science (Physics) from University of Newcastle. He is experienced in conducting patent searches, drafting specification, prosecution of local and foreign patent applications, and providing consultations and advisory on various patent matters. His expertise principally covers preparing patent specification in field of mechanical device, manufacturing or fabrication processes, microelectronics and simple software.
B.Sc (Physics), University of Newcastle.
B.Sc (Actuarial Science), University of Newcastle
Lee Jia Ee
Ms. Lee Jia Ee is a registered Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Agent in Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Hons) degree with a major in Biomechanics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her expertise lies in the areas of mechanical engineering, information technology, biomedical engineering etc. She is experienced in handling IP portfolios for MNCs and SMEs. Her professional activities involve all aspects of patent prosecution, including drafting patents, conducting prior art searches, performing freedom to operate analysis, responding to office actions, managing local and foreign patent applications and providing strategies and advice on IP related matters.
He has been directly involved and a contributing member in complex company restructuring & arrangement schemes and regulatory compliance issues coupled with fund raising and placements in the capital markets.
Bachelor of Business and Business Administration (Distinction) and is a qualified Investment Analyst.
Henry Liu Fu
Mr. Henry Liu has Audit, Finance and Accounting background. He is graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting. He was an auditor with Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG), Taipei Taiwan for approximately 2 years. After working in the audit firm, Henry has moved on to join the corporate sector of which he was posted to Hualon Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia as the CFO. There, he was placed in charge of the daily operations of which include the accounting systems setup, cash flow planning and management, fund raising via the financial institution and IPO planning as well.
Henry was the Managing Director of Kedah Wafer Emas Sdn. Bhd. from 2000 to 2007. As the Managing Director, he was placed in charge of the overall performance of the company of which include fund raising, banking facilities and financing and was also involved in the Company’s restructuring as well.
Thereafter he moved on to work with other corporate organization holding the position of Managing Director in Advance RFIC (S) Pte. Ltd in Singapore. After working in Singapore for 2 years, he moved on to work for GEMOS Technology Pte. Ltd. in China as the Chief Executive Officer. Henry came back to Malaysia in 2012 and has worked in a few companies in Malaysia holding the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting
Currently, she is actively walking the path as a business analyst and financial advisor specialized in IP commercialization and financing. Her experience extends to fundraising and placements in the capital markets such as Venture Capital, Accelerator Fund, and Business Angels investment.
In addition, she is a business consultant for .Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status application, banking facilities & financing, and government grant application such as the MESTECC R&D Grant.
Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons), University of London
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Mr. John Gan is a Canadian and has over 35 years of international hands-on experience working in the Financial Services industry. He has held senior leadership positions across multiple sectors including investment banking, money markets, foreign exchange, insurance and capital markets. He was a corporate executive and senior officer for several multinational companies, including as Asia’s Head of Agency Development for global insurer Allianz, where he was responsible for eight countries and 50,000 sales agents.
John founded and led 360 Blockchain Inc., a Canadian publicly listed company; and 360 Securities Ltd., a registered exempt market securities dealer. He is also currently a Special Advisor to the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Throughout his career, he has acquired a wealth of experience and expertise while achieving milestones and success for his companies. With his rich international management and leadership skills and global perspective on money, finance and investment, John is currently seeking great business opportunities in the growing economies in the Asia Pacific region.
Tai Zhi Sam
Mr. Tai Zhi Sam holds a Master of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from International Medical University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
While completing his Master’s degree, he was sub-contracted in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry of Malaysia and International Medical University in a joint research project as a Preclinical Trial Research Associate under the National Key Economic Areas Research Grant Scheme. Following completion of the project, he underwent a 6-months veterinary medical laboratory technologist training program in 2018 before joining the Patent Department at PINTAS as a patent engineer in the following year.
Presently, he handles patent work including novelty searches, specification drafting related to chemistry and biotechnology besides responding to Office Actions. At the same time, he is undergoing in-house training to prepare and sit for the Malaysian Patent Agent Examination.
Mr. Alistair Yeo graduated with a Master of Science in Advanced Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool and a Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
As a patent engineer, his responsibilities include conducting prior art searches, drafting patent specifications and responding to office actions.
Yong Bo Yee
Ms. Yong Bo Yee holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Liverpool, U.K. Upon obtaining her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2017 in one attempt, she commenced her pupillage in 2018 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 28th February 2019. Ms Yong has extensive experience in the area of intellectual property law, which spans from copyright, trademark and patent infringement disputes, local and foreign registrations of intellectual property, and advisory work. In addition to intellectual property law, she has amassed considerable experience in other practice areas such as commercial law, probate and estate laws and property law.
Ms. Yong has been involved in the preparing, drafting and vetting of a substantial range of legal documents, among which are business contracts and corporate and commercial agreements. These include share sale agreements, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements, non-disclosure agreements, joint-venture agreements, terms and conditions, privacy policies, assignment agreements, licensing agreements, tenancy agreements, wills, and sale and purchase agreements.
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(University of Liverpool)
Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP)
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Suhaida holds an Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. She first had her Foundation in Law in Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kuantan. After completed her studies, she was a trainee lawyer in law firm Zeffree Azmi, Binjai 8 KLCC. There her skills and knowledge were polished in civil, conveyancing as well as corporate matters. She assisted the Partners and her Master in drafting the cause papers, correspondences, reviewing, drafting agreements and have done so many relevant researches. During her chambering days, she appeared before the Registrars in Chambers and Magistrates in Open Courts in respect of banking litigation and other related cases. She had also assisted the Legal Associates in attending and preparing the documentation for conveyancing matters including transfers, charges and loans documentations. She was also one of the representatives for due diligence project involving big firms and there she learned to be meticulous and attentive in executing her responsibilities for her firm. She was admitted to the bar as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 18th May 2018. She decided to practice in banking litigation in law firm Hazli Ihab, Setapak KL. There she handled a wide range of banking litigation and insolvency matters. Her oral advocacy and courtroom experience were developed as she had represented her clients in Subordinate Courts as well as High Courts. She also had attended execution such as writ of seizure and sale, foreclosure action and auction.
In 2019, she decided to join PINTAS and she is in-charged of our retainer clients in reviewing, vetting, and drafting agreements that includes corporate and commercial agreements such as tenancy agreements, non-disclosure agreements, deed of assignments, sale and purchase agreements, share sale agreements, PDPA policies, franchise agreements, licenses agreements and others. She is also attending to wide range of legal queries including employment issues, tenancy issues, compliance and other queries to our respective clients that are based in Malaysia as well as international level.
Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons) Universiti Teknologi MARA
Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya