Yusarn Audrey

Company Introduction

Yusarn Audrey is boutique intellectual property and corporate commercial law firm that focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and how it can be used as a strategic tool for businesses and transactional support to monetize intellectual property. Here, the firm’s corporate and intellectual property lawyers as well as in-house patent agents and technical specialists work together for seamless delivery of intellectual property and legal services around the single objective – creating, protecting and realizing value from our clients’ IP assets. In addition to this, we have developed new intellectual property strategic advisory services as tools to ensure that our clients’ IP activities support and enhance their business strategies and objectives. By helping them to begin managing their IP in alignment with their business and mission, our clients have changed the way they look at IP. They now see IP as an asset and an investment for the future growth of their organizations.

Overview

Minimum Project Size

$2,000.00

Average Hourly Rate

$$-$$$

IP Professionals

11-50

Year of Establishment

1999

Key Office Presence in SG

24 Raffles Place, Clifford Centre

IP Expertise

  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Patent Agent's services
  • IP Strategy Consultancy
  • Trademark Agent's services
  • Dispute Resolution
  • IP Legal Services
  • Patent Analytics
  • IP Brokerage (Licensing/Sale)
  • Innovation Consultancy
  • IP Taxation Advisory
  • IP Training
  • Branding Strategy
  • IP Securitisation Consultation
  • IP Enforcement

Market Served

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Industry Focus

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

List of Key Practice Experts

Audrey Yap

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Audrey Yap LL.B(Hons) LL.M is a Registered Patent Attorney, Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore & Malaysia and Solicitor, England & Wales. Audrey’s work includes developing, designing & implementing IP strategies & building IP portfolios for value for her clients that includes SMEs and MNCs, research institutes and government agencies across various technology verticals and businesses globally. Audrey is Member, Board of Directors, IPOS since 2015 to date . She was Board member of Enterprise Singapore, an agency under the Ministry of Trade & Industry 2018-20. She serves as independent director for listed company and a member of Singapore’s Institute of Directors. Audrey was Board Director of IPOS International 2016-2019. Audrey has worked as WIPO and EPO external expert for many national and regional projects on IP strategy, IP commercialisation and policy . She is currently a member of the international Steering Committee WIPO- World Economic Forum global Inventor Assist Programme

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Audrey Yap , Founder and Managing Partner

Awards and accoladess

  • IAM World’s Leading IP strategist250/300 ( 2009-2021)
  • TUV-SUD Certified SG Professional Management Consultant
  • WTR 1000
  • WIPR Leaders
  • Special mentions

  • President LES International 2020/2021
  • Council member SBF SMEC
  • Legal Advisor Franchise & License Association
  • Examiner SG Patent Agents QEx 2002-2006
  • Chiew Yu Sarn

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    Yu Sarn has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law and IP, with a specific focus on the commercialisation of IP and the provision of IP-related transactional advice. His practice includes IP licensing, IP acquisitions and sales, IP financing, technology and IP-driven M&A, venture capital and private equity, franchising, media and entertainment, fintech, digital asset offerings, JVs and strategic alliances, R&D agreements, manufacturing, distribution and supply chain management. Since the 2000s, Yu Sarn has developed and managed company-wide IP projects, helping companies to: • identify their intangible assets • develop IP strategies • raise capital based on the value of their IP • implement trade secret protection programs • structure their IP holdings • design business models that leverage the value of their IP • establish IP governance policies and practices • enter into new markets in Asia and other parts of the world using their IP

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    Chiew Yu Sarn , Founder and Co-Managing Partner

    Awards and accoladess

  • IAM Strategy 300 world’s leading IP strategist in 2019-2021
  • Certified Licensing Professional Advocate & Solicitor
  • SG Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Special mentions

  • Board, Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups Singapore President
  • LES Singapore 2009-2010
  • Co-chair, Asia-Pacific Committee 2017-2021
  • May Tan

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    May Tan is a Partner of Yusarn Audrey and heads up both the Litigation Department and the Trade Marks PracticeDepartment Yusarn Audrey. May’s areas of practice include contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property matters as well as trademark and design prosecution and registration, both nationally and internationally. In the area of litigation, May’s practice includes intellectual property related litigation, obtaining injunctions preventing importation of infringing materials, copyright infringement actions and passing off cases.

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    May Tan , Partner

    Special mentions

  • Trademark Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) Singapore Group 2013-2018
  • Samuel Wee

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    Mr. Samuel Wee is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and Intellectual Property Department of Yusarn Audrey. Samuel is experienced in general commercial litigation, negotiation and mediation, with particular focus on advising on relevant legal issues and formulating strategies in disputes relating to intellectual property, commercial tenancy and employment as well as complex probate cases and insolvency matters. He has acted in cases with international elements which required his advice, strategy and coordination on a multi-jurisdictional level. Samuel also acts for and advises clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property related matters involving copyrights, patents, registered designs and trade marks. He was counsel in the first WIPO mediation in Singapore under the IPOS Mediation Promotion Scheme.

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    Samuel Wee , Partner

    Special mentions

  • Part B Advocacy Trainer
  • Law Society IP Committee
  • Law Society Advocacy Committee
  • Ryan Huang

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    Ryan is a Partner in the Intellectual Property department of Yusarn Audrey. He manages the intellectual property portfolio of various clients, including listed companies, statutory boards and SMEs where he oversees the registration and prosecution of trade marks, patents and designs in Singapore and in other jurisdictions. Ryan handles both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement for his clients. Ryan has partnered with organisations to conduct intellectual property training seminars. He also provides general advice to clients on data protection matters. Ryan has written numerous articles and has contributed to publications such as the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and the Intellectual Property Magazine. Ryan also teaches at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.

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    Ryan Huang , Partner

    Ng See Woon

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    See Woon specializes in patent preparation and prosecution. He has close to 30 years of working experience in both engineering (including production, and hardware and software R&D), and patent related work. See Woon has extensive experience in intellectual property in the electronics industry. Prior to joining Yusarn Audrey, he was the IP counsel/ Patent Attorney for MNCs dealing with semiconductors, electronic test and measurement equipment, smart card products and solutions, and computing and communication devices. His experience in various in-house positions and in private practice has allowed him the opportunity to work in several technology areas and he has been exposed to and is familiar with patent practice in major jurisdictions. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies including mechanical, manufacturing processes, software and electronic inventions.

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    Ng See Woon , Senior Patent Attorney

    Lucille Ong

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    Lucille is a Senior Patent Associate. She prepares and prosecutes patent applications, and performs patentability, infringement, and validity analyses, among other IP portfolio management work. Lucille is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney (UK). She holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and has worked in intellectual property since 2000. She has experience in managing the patent portfolios of public research institutes. Her practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and providing advice and opinions on patentability, infringement and validity, especially for local clients. She specializes in mechanical engineering, mainly in manufacturing and production, biomedical devices, security devices and systems, and additive manufacturing. She is also experienced in smart city solutions, semiconductor device fabrication, and plant management and control systems.

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    Lucille Ong , Senior Patent Associate

    Dr. Tony Lan

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    Tony is a registered patent attorney in both Singapore and China, specializing in patent drafting, prosecution and registration. He is also experienced in patent search and patent data analysis and had worked with clients on various intellectual property matters, covering a range of technical areas such as biotech, chemistry, software, ICT, green energy, and agriculture. Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences (First-Class Honors) from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a major in Biomedical Sciences, a Master Degree in Intellectual Property Management and a PhD in Technology Intelligence and IP Strategy from NUS Division of Engineering and Technology Management. He has a keen interest in intellectual property-related research, and has co-authored several publications in international journals, an academic book on patent portfolio deployment, and presented on patent management and strategy at various international academic conferences.

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    Dr. Tony Lan , Patent Associate

    Awards and accoladess

  • Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys Book Prize – Drafting of a Patent Specification (2016)
  • Special mentions

  • Member, Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys
  • Associate, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Mentor, NUS (Chongqing) Research Institute
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    Basic Entity Info

    Business Entity

    Yusarn Audrey

    ID

    53130798X

    Date Of Formation

    01/09/1999

    Last update

    Steven Tay, COO 09/08/2021