Yen Yen Oon

Head of Patent and Industrial Design at Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd

Yen Yen Oon is head of patent and industrial design at Henry Goh Malaysia. She joined the firm in 2002 and qualified as a registered Malaysian patent, industrial design and trademark agent in 2004. Ms Oon was appointed business development manager in 2008. In 2013 she became the patent manager overseeing daily operations, including staff training and education on Malaysian and foreign patent law and practice, prior to being appointed to her current role in January 2021.

Ms Oon holds an LLM (with merit) from the University of London and an honours degree in microbiology from University Malaya.

She specialises in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry patenting. Her advice on the identification of patentable inventions, and the drafting and prosecution of Malaysian and overseas patents is much sought after. Her opinions on patentability, infringement, freedom to operate and validity have been pivotal for clients’ businesses.

She has conducted workshops and regularly speaks on various patent subjects such as practice and prosecution, interpretation of claim scope, searching and plant variety protection.

Over the course of her career, she has gained considerable depth of experience in drafting, prosecution and contentious matters, both locally and internationally.

Ms Oon is cited as a recommended patent professional in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. In addition to prosecution, she has been recognised as a “Malaysian IP Star” by MIP for her expertise in the areas of strategy and counselling, opinion, licensing, protection and litigation, and opposition.

She is a member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association and has served as a co-opted member of its executive committee. She is also a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and INTA.

In addition to the patent and industrial design practice, Ms Oon heads business development at Henry Goh. She oversees the marketing activities and implementation of the firm’s business plan.

Besides an abiding dedication to patent law and business development, Ms Oon has a deep appreciation of ancient languages and scripture, a mad passion for LEGO building and an irrational obsession with Manchester United.

Professional associations

  • APAA
  • INTA
  • MIPA

Firm details

Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd
VO2-10-06 Lingkaran SV Sunway Velocity
Jalan Peel
Kuala Lumpur 55100

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