Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

Company Introduction

Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP is an award-winning firm of Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.
We are one of the most reputable patent attorney firms in Singapore, having been in practice since the establishment of the Singapore Patents Act in 1995 and have had our finger on the pulse of Intellectual Property matters in Singapore ever since.
Our office is currently headed by 8 Partners, who are qualified in Singapore, as well as Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, and to act as professional representatives before the European Patent Office. Our patent team all have technical backgrounds that cover a wide range of specialties, meaning we can advise on all kinds of technology, including mechanical and chemical engineering, electronics, software, chemical, biotechnology, and materials. Together, we possess a broad range of technical expertise and comprehensive experience in IP law.

Overview

Minimum Project Size

$1,000

Average Hourly Rate

$$$-$$$$

IP Professionals

51-100

Year of Establishment

1995

Key Office Presence in SG

77 Robinson Road

IP Expertise

  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Patent Agent's services
  • IP Strategy Consultancy
  • Trademark Agent's services
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Training

Market Served

  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain

Industry Focus

  • Precision Engineering
  • Energy and Chemicals
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Security
  • Environmental Services
  • Air Transport
  • Land Transport
  • Logistics
  • Sea Transport
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • ICT and Media
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Services
  • Hotel

List of Key Practice Experts

Jim Greene-Kelly

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Jim is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney, Chartered Patent Attorney (UK), and Registered Trade Mark Attorney (UK), and has been in practice since 1981. Jim holds a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter, an MSc in Marine Engineering from University College London, and is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IMechE and IET (formerly IEE), as well as several patent attorney associations. Jim has extensive experience in patent drafting and rendering strategic advice for the protection of his clients’ IP locally, regionally and globally. His areas of expertise include mechanical engineering, transport engineering, control engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, semiconductors, computer software, and data processing.

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Jim Greene-Kelly , Office Managing Partner

Awards and accoladess

  • Who's Who Legal
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars
  • Gianfranco Matteucci

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    Gianfranco is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 1992. He has been practising in Singapore since July 2003. He holds a Laurea in Biology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and specialises in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biomaterials and nanotechnology. He has a wealth of knowledge in intellectual property law, having had global experience from practising in Europe, Japan, and Singapore. In Europe, he represented several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and in Japan, he was part of the Intellectual Property Department of RIKEN, a Japanese government-funded research institute.

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    Gianfranco Matteucci , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • WIPO List of Neutrals
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars
  • Who's Who Legal
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • Daniel Poh

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    Daniel is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney (UK), and has been in practice since 2001. Daniel graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He worked for a few years in the computer industry as an engineer before training with the Singapore office of Lloyd Wise in 2001, becoming a partner in 2007. Lloyd Wise merged with Marks & Clerk at the end of 2007. Daniel specialises in patents and registered designs and works with multi-disciplinary clients in the areas of information technology, software, data storage, computer engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing services. Daniel has a significant local client base and handles work for individuals, SMEs, research and educational institutions, and MNCs. He has extensive local and foreign prosecution experience. Daniel has been recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guides since 2014 and is listed as a ranked individual in recent guides. He has also been identified in the IAM Global Leaders Guide 2021. Daniel is also listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal and was named as an IP Star in 2018, 2020 & 2021 by Managing Intellectual Property.

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    Daniel Poh , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • IAM Patent 1000
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Matthew English

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    Matthew is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney, Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, and New Zealand Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 1998. Matthew holds a BEng and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He entered the profession in 1998 with a leading Australian patent attorney firm, before moving to Singapore in 2004 to join Lloyd Wise, the predecessor of Marks & Clerk in Singapore. Matthew has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications including medical technology, such as parenteral devices, ablation apparatus, tissue sampling devices and systems for the petro-chemical industry. He has direct experience in corporate and University-based technology development, and has also been involved in litigation and opposition matters throughout Asia, Australia and Europe, including acting as an expert witness in several matters before the IP Court of Malaya.

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    Matthew English , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • IAM Strategy 300
  • Asia IP Experts
  • Candice Kwok

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    Candice holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was admitted in 2000 to the Supreme Court of Singapore as an Advocate and Solicitor, after passing the Singapore Bar examinations as one of the top 10 candidates of the year. She is also admitted as an Attorney at Law in the State of California. Candice specialises in assisting clients in the management and coordination of their trade mark portfolios, including filing and prosecuting trade marks on the clients’ behalf, advising clients on global branding strategies, development and protection of their brand names, trade mark dilution prevention and rebranding, regularly acting for clients in commencing and defending trademarks in opposition, revocation or invalidation proceedings.

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    Candice Kwok , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • WTR 1000
  • Managing Intellectual Property's Trademark Star
  • World IP Review's Trademark Leader
  • IAM
  • Magdelene Ong

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    Magdelene is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 2001. Magdelene holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. She joined the Singapore Office of Lloyd Wise in 2006, which merged with Marks & Clerk at the end of 2007 and became a partner in 2014. Magdelene has dealt with an extensive spectrum of subject matter including semiconductor fabrication, semiconductor devices, computers, software applications, circuit designs, telecommunications, mechanical devices, medical devices, chemical processing, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, materials, fuel cell technology, agrotechnology, and photonics. With a background in engineering, her practice includes drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, providing opinions on infringement and validity, advising on patentability issues, and portfolio management.

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    Magdelene Ong , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • Who's Who Legal
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • Upasana Patel

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    Upasana is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 2003. Upasana holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, with a specialisation in Biopharmaceutical Engineering. In 2004, she completed the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law obtaining a distinction. Upasana joined the firm Lloyd Wise in 2003, which merged with Marks & Clerk at the end of 2007. Upasana specialises in the fields of materials, chemical and process engineering, food technology, biopharmaceutical engineering, nano and clean technology. Her practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as advising on infringement, validity and patentability issues. In addition to patents, Upasana also deals with design matters. Her clients include SMEs, MNCs, academic and research institutions. Upasana has been listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal and as “one of the leading minds in pharmaceutical and technological patents.” In 2020 & 2021, she was listed as a ranked individual in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings.

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    Upasana Patel , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • Who's Who Legal
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • James Kinnaird

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    James is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney, Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 2005. James trained as an organic chemist and received his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Glasgow University and PhD from Cambridge University. James initially pursued a career as a medicinal chemist at Pfizer following postdoctoral work at Columbia University in New York. James has particular expertise in assisting clients with the drafting and prosecution of applications in the chemical, food, life science, wearable technology, and materials fields. James managed and implemented strategies for protecting the inventions of pharmaceutical companies worldwide. He also has particular expertise in the running of complex Freedom to Operate projects involving multiple products and multiple territories. James is also experienced in dealing with hearings at the Intellectual Property office of Singapore and in supporting the litigation of patents in Singapore’s courts.

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    James Kinnaird , Partner

    Jonas Lindsay

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    Jonas is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney, Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, and has been in practice since 2008. Jonas holds a MSc degree in Physics from Imperial College London, and a Masters degree in Management of IP from Queen Mary University of London. He transferred to the Singapore office of Marks & Clerk in 2015 after 7 years in our London office. He speaks fluent Japanese. Jonas works with clients in a variety of subject matter areas and has particular expertise in advising clients on matters related to computer implemented inventions. Jonas has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in fields including fintech, electronics, computer software such as AI, image and video processing, medical devices, wireless networks, refrigeration devices, semiconductors, 3D printing, and smart clothing. Jonas works with a variety of clients including managing international prosecution for Singapore and Southeast Asia for international clients.

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    Jonas Lindsay , Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Rising Star
  • Bruce Dowsing

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    Bruce is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and Registered Patent Attorney (AU and NZ) and has been in practice since 2001. He joined Marks & Clerk in Singapore in 2014. Bruce holds a Bachelor’s in Microbiology and Biochemistry, with honours from Monash University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Sydney. Bruce spent 10 years in postdoctoral research; at the University of Melbourne and at The Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, in the areas of axon pathway formation and peripheral nerve survival and regeneration. Bruce has particular expertise in assisting clients with the drafting and prosecution of applications in the biotech, life science and food technology fields. He is one of the few to file and prosecute an application for plant variety protection in Singapore. He provides advice in relation to patentability and patent infringement.

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    Bruce Dowsing , Senior Associate

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    Basic Entity Info

    Business Entity

    Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

    ID

    T09LL1235J

    Date Of Formation

    05/08/2009

    Last update

    19/07/2021 LeeLee Seah, BD Executive