SPRUSON & FERGUSON (ASIA) PTE. LTD.

Company Introduction

Spruson & Ferguson is a leading IP firm providing a range of IP services throughout the AsiaPacific region from our offices in Australia–Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, China–Beijing, HongKong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as well as direct filing capabilities in Brunei, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. With a combined team of over 400 people, including patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and IP lawyers, Spruson & Ferguson is one of the only IP firms with true regional capability, knowledge and experience. Over the years Spruson & Ferguson has established itself as a regional IP hub, offering the highest standard of service to our clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Our clients benefit from our cost effective and timely communication and advice, our advanced record keeping, docketing and reporting systems. We are committed to providing solutions tailored to the individual needs of our clients whilst delivering value and excellence in every aspect of our service.

Overview

Minimum Project Size

Average Hourly Rate

$$-$$$

IP Professionals

>200

Year of Establishment

2001

Key Office Presence in SG

152 Beach Road, Gateway East

IP Expertise

  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Patent Agent's services
  • IP Strategy Consultancy
  • Trademark Agent's services
  • IP Valuation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Legal Services
  • IP Brokerage (Licensing/Sale)
  • Innovation Consultancy
  • IP Training
  • Branding Strategy

Market Served

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

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
  • Education
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • ICT and Media
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Services
  • Hotel
  • Retail

List of Key Practice Experts

Choo Chiou Yu

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Chiou Yu is Head of the Chemical/Life Sciences team in Asia and is a registered Singapore patent attorney. Chiou Yu has extensive experience in patent practice in Asia and assists clients with patent prosecution, patent strategy, searches and opinion advice. She is also involved in drafting, prosecution and management of patent applications for a number of Singapore-based clients seeking to file in Singapore and in the major patent jurisdictions. Chiou Yu mainly handles patent applications in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, materials and biotechnology. She is also an Examiner of the Singapore Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations administered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/choo-chiou-yu/

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Choo Chiou Yu , Principal, Chemical / Life Sciences Leader Asia

Le Hong Minh

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Le Hong Minh graduated from a joint program between the National University of Singapore and Eindhoven University of Technology with a Master of Technological Design degree, specialising in product development. His thesis on global product development won both the Certificate of Merit and Best Thesis awards from the program. Minh also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the National University of Singapore. In recognition of his academic achievements, Minh received full-time scholarships at all levels of his education. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/le-hong-minh/

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Le Hong Minh , Principal, Engineering / ICT Leader Asia

Dr. Simon Potter

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Simon is an experienced patent attorney specialising in biotechnology. As head of Spruson & Ferguson’s Chemical/Life Sciences team in Australia, he assists clients in all aspects of patent practice including drafting, prosecution, oppositions, patentability/validity/freedom to operate matters, and IP portfolio strategy/management. He has drafted and successfully managed sizeable patent portfolios for a number of prominent Australian biotechnology companies, and works closely with several leading Australian universities. Simon has research experience in molecular biology, immunology and genetics. After graduating from the University of Sydney with a university medal, he gained a PhD for research on HIV antiretroviral drug resistance at the Westmead Millennium Institute. Simon also held a postdoctoral research position at the Pasteur Institute as a CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/simon-potter/

Name, Job title

Dr. Simon Potter , Principal, Chemical / Life Sciences Leader Australia

Awards and accoladess

  • 5 Star Intellectual Property Lawyer, Australasian Lawyer (2021)
  • Patent Star, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2021)
  • Andrew Cale

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    Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in patents, trade marks and designs specialising in the fields of information and communications technology, signal and data processing, mechanical engineering, computer software and business methods. Andrew’s experience is international in scope, having commenced his career with a Patent Attorney firm in the United Kingdom, where he worked for 3 years, before joining Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans (now Spruson & Ferguson) in 2000. Andrew became a Principal in 2007. Andrew’s extensive knowledge and technological expertise make him the attorney of choice for small, medium and large businesses seeking Intellectual Property counsel, protection or prosecution assistance both in Australia and further afield. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/andrew-cale/

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    Andrew Cale , Principal, Engineering / ICT Leader Australia

    Coral Toh

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    Coral Toh is the Managing Director of Spruson and Ferguson’s Hong Kong business. Coral joined Spruson & Ferguson following the acquisition of the Ella Cheong Hong Kong & Beijing businesses by our parent company IPH Limited. Coral continues to lead the mainland China and Hong Kong business. Coral Toh was a director of Ella Cheong (Hong Kong & Beijing) from 2005 and the Managing Director from 2008. Prior to that, she worked at several leading intellectual property law firms and has been involved in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property law practice. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/coral-toh/

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    Coral Toh , Director Greater China, Director of Trade Marks Asia

    Awards and accoladess

  • Trade Mark Star
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2021) Ranked Individual for Prosecution & Strategy
  • World Trademark Review (2021)
  • Dr. Oliver Lutze

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    Oliver Lutze is Spruson & Ferguson’s Country Manager for China. He is based in Beijing and advises on patent matters with a special focus on China activities. Oliver’s practice primarily involves providing advice in relation to global patent matters including validity and enforcement, patent drafting, patent strategy and infringement. Oliver has considerable experience in advising on patent matters in the field of life sciences, pharmaceuticals and chemistry having worked in-house for a German multinational company as a Senior Patent Counsel for over 15 years. Prior to joining our firm, he has worked and lived for over 5 years in China. Oliver was the leader of this multinational’s Intellectual Property Rights Team for Greater China. He is a well-known expert on IP strategy and patent practice in China, including advising on IP support issues for local R&D centres. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/oliver-lutze/

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    Dr. Oliver Lutze , Principal, China Country Manager

    Awards and accoladess

  • Ranked Individual for Patent Prosecution
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2020) Ranked Individual for Patent Prosecution
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2019)
  • Daniel Wilson

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    Daniel Wilson is a registered Australian trade marks attorney. Daniel’s practice covers all aspects of trade mark registration, protection and enforcement in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and across the Pacific Islands, including oppositions, and filing and defending non-use actions. Daniel is also experienced in dealing with all aspects of the Madrid System for the International Registration of trade marks. He advises clients on brand creation, adoption and use, as well as searching, watching and domain name services. Daniel has managed world-wide trade mark portfolios for blue chip Australian and international clients. Daniel assists clients across a broad range of industries, including banking and finance, food and beverages, electrical, ICT, mining, fashion and apparel, and sporting and entertainment organisations. He also holds a keen interest in the trade mark needs of charities and NPOs. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/daniel-wilson/

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    Daniel Wilson , Principal, Trade Marks Leader Australia

    Awards and accoladess

  • Trademark Star
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2021) Ranked Individual for Prosecution & Strategy
  • World Trademark Review (2021)
  • Dr. Soo Ee Lin

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    As a scientist attached to an industrial R&D institution prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Ee Lin not only conducted further R&D work in the areas of enzyme and fermentation technology but was also involved in coordinating technical, commercial and legal aspects of biotechnology research projects. At Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Ee Lin is involved in the preparation, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as patent revocation and infringement actions in Singapore, Malaysia and throughout the South East Asia region. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/soo-ee-lin/

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    Dr. Soo Ee Lin , Principal, Director Malaysia

    Awards and accoladess

  • Patent Star, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2021)
  • Patent Star, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2020)
  • Marolita Setiati Anwar

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    Marolita Setiati Anwar is the Director of PT Spruson & Ferguson Indonesia. Marolita has considerable experience in patent practice in Indonesia. Prior to joining the firm, Marolita worked for fifteen years in the patent group of a major Indonesian law firm, where she was Head of the Patent and Industrial Design practice. In this role her practice primarily involved working for international clients on the preparation, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, advice in relation to patent validity and enforcement, patent strategy, patent infringement advice, and business advice for clients predominantly in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering. Although, as the Head of Patent and Industrial Design, Marolita was also involved in other fields of patents. Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/marolita-setiati-anwar/

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    Marolita Setiati Anwar , Director Indonesia

    Daniel Collopy

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    Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Daniel had a varied career. He served as a criminal prosecutor before deciding to move into the field of intellectual property law where he has worked in both law firms and in-house in multinational corporations. Daniel’s in-house experience included more than a decade as an IP attorney with Motorola Inc and several years as Associate General Counsel for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. More recently, Daniel was an IP Consultant for Exploit Technologies and an instructor at IP Academy Singapore. In addition to extensive experience in transactions involving IP (including M&A, joint ventures, and IPOs), Daniel has prepared and/or prosecuted more than 300 patents in semiconductor technologies (including memory technologies and semiconductor processing), communication technologies, electric automobile engine control systems, avionics and other software / electronics / mechanical... ... Read more: https://www.spruson.com/our-people/daniel-collopy

    Name, Job title

    Daniel Collopy , Principal

    Basic Entity Info

    Business Entity

    SPRUSON & FERGUSON (ASIA) PTE. LTD.

    ID

    200100515C

    Date Of Formation

    23/01/2001

    Last update

    11/08/2021 Alanis Wang