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.

For more course information, view the 9th Developments in IP Law Series (Patents) course page

Event Info
27 Jan, 2022 - 27 Jan, 2022
02:00 pm - 05:15 pm (GMT +8)
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IPOS International
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.

National University of Singapore
Ng-Loy Wee Loon
Professor at Faculty of Law

Ng-Loy Wee Loon is a 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: a 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.

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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).

Court of Appeal of England and Wales
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.

Supreme Court
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 1 August 2020.

Prior to his appointment Justice Gill was the Managing Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Messrs. Drew and Napier LLC. 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 and implement the recommendations submitted by the IP Dispute Resolution Framework Review Committee to review the Intellectual Property dispute resolution system in Singapore.

National University of 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).

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