9th Developments in IP Law Series (Patents)

Stay current on the latest IP law developments in Singapore and the UK with this flagship programme for IP professionals. Where relevant, developments in the EU, US, and Australia are also discussed in this series, which typically runs in the first quarter of the year.

Get important updates on the four main domains of IP in four half-day sessions across January and February 2022: Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks / Passing Off and Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection.

Like its previous sell-out editions, this 9th edition returns with a line-up of prestigious speakers, comprising distinguished academics, experienced practitioners, industry representatives, and representatives from the public sector. Anyone with an interest in IP will benefit greatly from this programme.

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Participants will be kept updated with latest developments on the four main domains of IP in four half-day sessions on:
Trade Marks / Passing Off
Breach of Confidence / Privacy and Data Protection

Who Should Attend

In-House Counsels
IP Professionals
Patent Agents
Professionals who wish to stay updated on the latest IP law developments in Singapore, the UK and around the world.
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27 Jan
02:00 pm - 05:15 pm
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Dr Wong Chee Leong
Principle Patent Examiner (Patent Search, Analytics and Examination)

Chee Leong joined IPOS in September 2012 and is currently a Principal Patent Examiner at IPOS International. He oversees the division responsible for quality management in patent examination. Since 2014, Chee Leong has been coordinating the drafting and updating of the examination guidelines for patent applications. He also participates in discussions with the Registry of Patents on various issues in patents policy and practice.

Chee Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Engineering with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specializing in microelectronics.

Ng-Loy Wee Loon
Professor at Faculty of Law

Ng-Loy Wee Loon is Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She teaches “Law of Intellectual Property”which focuses on Singapore's IP regime, as well as “International Trademark Law and Policy” and “International Copyright Law and Policy”. Amongst her academic publications is the text on Law of Intellectual Property of Singapore (3rd ed, 2021).

Outside of the university, her involvement in the legal landscape of Singapore includes the following: member of Copyright Tribunal of Singapore; member of the Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Panel; and professorial fellow at the AGC Academy. In 2013, she was conferred the “Singapore Law Merit Award” by the Singapore Academy of Law in recognition of her contributions made to the development and advancement of Singapore law.

In January 2016, she was appointed honorary Senior Counsel for her special knowledge in law and her contributions to the development of the law and to the legal profession, in particular her assistance to the Court of Appeal in her role as amicus curiae.

Douglas Campbell QC
Barrister; Deputy High Court Judge, High Court of Justice in England

Douglas is one of the few silks to excel at both hard and soft IP. His recent cases in the Court of Appeal include Icescape v Ice-World(patent: leading case on infringement under the doctrine of equivalents following the change in the law made by the Supreme Court in Actavis v Lilly); AP Racing v Alcon Components (patent), Frank v Nike (trade mark, upholding interim injunction granted in IPEC), London Taxis v Metrocab (shape trade mark), Comic v Twentieth Century Fox (“Glee” trade mark). Comic settled on the eve of the hearing in the Supreme Court in November 2017. His range of work at first instance is even broader: from mobile phone apps (PlanetArt v Photobox) and medical devices (Coloplast v Salts) to pharma patent cases such as Warner-Lambert v Highland Health Board (second medical use) and Boehringer Ingelheim v Teva (fifth most commonly prescribed drug on the NHS) to telecommunications patents (Semafone v Eckoh, payment systems; BT v Assia, ADSL technology) to computer games (Blizzard v Bossland, copyright in “Overwatch” game; Bethesda v ABT, “Fallout” game, trade mark) to champagne and polo (Veuve Clicquot v Polistas, trade mark). His international experience includes numerous appearances in the European Patent Office (EPO), both Opposition Division and Technical Board of Appeal; and the Supreme Court of Bermuda (a trade mark case in 2017).

In Court Douglas understands which points appeal to judges and which don’t, so his clients always have an edge. He is a fighterwhen he needs to be and a first class cross-examiner. Out of Court, he is a good team player with a sense of humour. He is highly rated for his inclusive style, and his willingness to educate and motivate the more junior people on the team.

Douglas is a Deputy High Court Judge, and mainly sits in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, or IPEC (appointed February2015). He is also a Civil Recorder (appointed October 2010), where he sits mainly in the Central London County Court Chancery List; and a Crime Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit (appointed December 2014; further authorised to hear appeals in the Crown Court in May 2021).

He was a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown from 2010-2015 and acted for and/or advisedmany Government departments including the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, HMRC, the Treasury, and the Cabinet Office. He has acted as an expert witness on UK intellectual property law in US District Court proceedings in the Southern District of New York. He is an in-demand speaker at major national and international IP conferences. For instance at the UP & UPC Conference which was held at the EPO in Munich in July 2018 he presented a paper on the impact of Brexit on the UPC, and he also argued the mock trial which was held under UPC rules. In August 2019 he presented a paper on infringement of second medical use patents to a global IP audience at Singapore IP Week as part of the judges’ panel, and he also presented a session on the IPEC. He is the Deputy Editor of Terrell on the Law of Patents, now in its 19th edition as the leading practitioner text on UK patent law.

Lord Justice Colin Birss

Colin Birss is a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Deputy Head of Civil Justice. He was called to the English Barin 1990 and practiced in intellectual property law, taking silk in 2008. In 2010 Colin Birss was appointed judge of the Patents County Court (now Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)).

In 2013 he was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division and in 2019 became Judge in Charge of the Patents Court. In 2021 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal and as Deputy Head of Civil Justice.

Justice Dedar Singh Gill

Justice Dedar Singh Gill was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2018 and High Court Judge on 1August 2020.

Prior to his appointment Justice Gill was the Managing Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Messrs. Drew and NapierLLC. He had appeared as counsel before the High Court and Court of Appeal for major corporate clients and had established a considerable reputation for his expertise and experience in intellectual property law.

Justice Gill was appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to manage the Intellectual Property (IP) list of the High Court andimplement the recommendations submitted by the IP Dispute Resolution Framework Review Committee to review the Intellectual Property dispute resolution system in Singapore.

Professor Susanna Leong
Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education)

Professor Susanna Leong is Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education) at the National University of Singapore(NUS). As Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education), Susanna is responsible for initiatives and programmes on continuous education and training in NUS.

Susanna is also the Dean of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at NUS. Prior to her current appointments, Susanna was the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies Office, NUS Business School from 2008 to 2016,and had oversight of the NUS MBA, EMBA and MPAM programmes.

Susanna is a Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School. A graduate of the National University of Singapore and University College London, Susanna is a lawyer by training and has been a faculty member of the NUS Business School since 1991.

Susanna's research interests are in intellectual property and technology-related laws. She has published in international and local academic journals. She is the author of “Intellectual Property Law of Singapore" published as part of the Law Practice Series by Academy Publishing. She has received several teaching awards including the Outstanding Educator Award (Department of Strategy & Policy).

1 Session
  • $267.50 $214.00 (20% off)
  • Price is inclusive of GST
2 Sessions
  • $535.00 $428.00 (20% off)
  • Price is inclusive of GST
3 Sessions
  • $802.50 $642.00 (20% off)
  • Price is inclusive of GST
4 Sessions
  • $1070.00 $856.00 (20% off)
  • Price is inclusive of GST
SILE Accreditation
  • This programme is pending accreditation from the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE). 3 Public CPD Points per session (TBC) | Advanced | Intellectual Property
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  • Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.

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