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. MrLok also holds an executive MBA degrees from INSEAD, France/Singapore and EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing,China. MrLok is a qualified lawyer (non-practising)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. He is featured as one of the world’s 1000 leading patent practitioners in year 2013 – 2019 by IAM Magazine, 2019-2020 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 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 Organisations (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
B Sc (Chemistry). US Patent Agent.
DO Thi My Lien
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.
Practice has been primarily driven by UK and European patent prosecutions. Substantial experience in analysing and advising on patent and trade mark infringement and validity issues and dealing with multijurisdictional patent litigation within Europe. Handled cases before the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court and also in continental European courts. Some are now recognized leading reported cases in standard works of reference.
Significant experience in managing IP portfolios for large US Corporations
European Patent Office Opposition at First Instance and on Appeal
Opinion preparation in Patent, Trademark, Design and Copyright Infringement and Validity issues
UK High Court and Court of Appeal Patent Litigation
Co-Counsel in Patent Litigation proceedings in continental Europe jurisdictions
Intellectual Property Licence and Distribution Agreements
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
Pung graduated from the University of Sains Malaysia with a Master of Chemical Instrumentation and a Bachelor 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.
Masters of Chemical Instrumentation and Bachelor of Applied Science in University of Science Malaysia
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 of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Science from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the 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 primarily covers preparing patent specifications in the field of mechanical devices, 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 holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Hons) degree with a major in Biomechanics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is currently a registered Patent Agent in Malaysia. Her expertise lies in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, information technology, medical devices, telecommunication, biology etc.
Her professional activities include drafting patents, conducting prior art searches, performing freedom to operate analysis, responding to office actions, preparing documents for filing of patents and providing advice pertaining to IP matters.
Ms. Joyyi Lee
Ms. Joyyi graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Master of Science (Biotechnology) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Chemistry). She was trained as a research personnel specialized in biopolymer and polymer composite in the past few years.
Currently, she is specialized in conducting prior art searches and specification drafting related to chemistry and biotechnology. Apart from that, she is also responsible to respond to office actions and to provide advice on patent related matter.
Mr. Vincent Oon
Mr. Vincent graduated from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours.
As a patent engineer, his responsibilities include conducting prior art searches, drafting patent specifications and responding to office actions. He also assists in content marketing, primarily to generate engagement with the public and raise awareness on intellectual property.
Mr. Joseph Kam
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.