Mark Lim is a Director and Chief Legal Counsel at IPOS (the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore), where he heads the Hearings & Mediation Department.
He has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law. Prior to joining IPOS in 2010, Mark was a lawyer in private practice for 15 years. His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property (“IP”) law. He also has experience in international arbitration proceedings.
Mark is regularly consulted on IP matters by various government agencies and invited to speak at both national and international IP conferences.
At IPOS International's academy, Mark oversees the development and curation of training programmes in the area of IP law for the legal community and IP professionals, as well as the public sector in Singapore.
Mark has published many articles in both local and international law journals. He is a co-author of the chapter on Copyright in Halsbury's Laws of Singapore: Volume 13(3) - Intellectual property (2007 & 2018 Reissue, Lexis-Nexis, Singapore).
Mark is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He currently co-teaches the module on Foundations of IP Law, where he covers the section on patents. He is also currently the Subject Coordinator for the IP Module for the Singapore Institute of Legal Education’s course for trainee lawyers.
Dr Jack Cheng is Principal Assistant Director, Head of Greater China and member of the Faculty at Intellectual Property Office of Singapore International (IPOS-I), specialising in patent analysis, Intellectual Property (IP) valuation, competitive intelligence, and IP management. Jack is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) by Business Development Academy in the US and Senior IP Technology Consultant (IPTC), under the IPTC joint initiative by The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Renmin University of China.
Jack received his PhD from the Division of Engineering and Technology Management, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining IP Academy, Jack was the co-principal investigator for several national projects on patent trends and litigation in the information and optical-electronic industries during his term as a Secretary General at Taiwan Technology Law Institute. In addition, he also conducted several consulting projects related to IP management, patent analysis and deployment for companies in various industries, including the semiconductor and financial leasing industries.
Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over about a decade. Currently, as a faculty member of IP Academy, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets.
Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trademark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including USA, EU, CN, SG and AU. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.
With an engineering training, Chong Yuan has also tutored and conducted research at the engineering school of a Singapore university. He is also an inventor of a USA patent (no. 6853626).
Paul McClelland specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. Before joining IPOS International Pte Ltd, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.
He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration.
He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university.
Eric Khoo heads the Global Engagement at IPOS International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Eric oversees the expansion of IPOS International into key global markets, providing advisory and solutions to private enterprises and governments on intellectual property (IP) creation, commercialisation and management.
Prior to IPOS International, Eric led the IP and Science Solution Consulting team (Southeast Asia) at Clarivate Analytics, advising clients on their IP challenges in R&D innovation and commercialisation. He also represented the media conglomerate in high level industry conferences and exhibitions and engaged key opinion leaders in research discovery and IP related sectors. In his time with Hewlett Packard, Eric handled IP portfolio management and technology licensing, with a focus on strategic analyses of major technology companies to identify cross licensing opportunities, uncover patent acquisition targets and convert IP assets for sale.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from IP Academy in collaboration with the National University of Singapore. He is also a qualified Project Management professional and a certified WSQ ACLP trainer.
Dr Huang Jinquan has over a decade of experience in national and industry-wide technology landscape scans and R&D planning. He specialises in applying patent analytics to identify key trends and R&D and business opportunities for organisations. He also provides consultancy and expert advice in IP and business strategy to government-linked companies and local enterprises.
Jinquan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and has a strong technical background in semiconductors, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, and smart technologies. He is also well-versed in technology assessment, intellectual property strategy and portfolio management. He has advised various government agencies including the Prime Minister Office, National Research Foundation, and Ministry of National Development, on R&D planning with actionable technology intelligence.
Dr Sun Ting has over five years of rich experience in patent analytics. He helped lead a series of technology landscape projects, drawing pivotal insights on emerging technologies and identifying R&D opportunities for government agencies and local research institutes. In his advisory role, he applies patent analytics to help enterprises shape their IP strategy, map out competitors or collaborators, and make key business decisions.
Prior to his current role, Sun Ting was also a Patent Examiner at IPOS for over two years. He holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, and was a post-doc research fellow specialising in thin films and nanomaterials for various applications.
Ye Thu Aung advises both public agencies and innovative enterprises on IP management and strategy, with his unique blend of IP knowledge, technical expertise, and strong business acumen. Prior to joining IPOS International, Ye Thu worked as an in-house IP professional with Panasonic (Singapore), leading a team of IP Analysts to deliver a host of IP solutions, including IP portfolio analysis, IP due diligence, infringement analysis, and patent monetisation to internal stakeholders to chart their strategic roadmap.
Ye Thu is a Registered Management Consultant (RMC). He holds a Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management, and a Master’s degree in power engineering from Nanyang Technological University. Ye Thu is recognised as one of the world's leading IP Strategists by IAM Strategy 300.
Dr Bernice Oh has over five years of experience in providing consultancy to organisations using patent analytics to support their innovation and strategic business decisions. She provides clear and actionable intelligence to empower clients in their business decisions, such as to ‘make’ or ‘buy’, R&D road mapping, and identifying potential partners or investment targets.
Bernice also advises local and global enterprises on intellectual property management and strategy. Prior to her current role, Bernice was a Patent Examiner at IPOS, specialising in patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, biomedical devices, and formulations.
Bernice is a Registered Management Consultant (RMC). She holds a Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, and the Imperial College London, UK.
Richard Goh advises both public agencies and innovative enterprises on intangible asset management and strategy. Prior to joining IPOS International, Richard worked with organisations in the technology and ICT sectors on tax and valuation issues arising from business transactions, research and development, intellectual property acquisition and commercialisation. Richard is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) with the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS). He has a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the Singapore Management University.