Allen & Gledhill LLP

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“Allen & Gledhill live up to their strong reputation in patent litigation. They are leading practitioners with in-depth knowledge of both local Singapore law and global patent legal developments.” The firm’s unmatched standing for handling contentious disputes was largely built by its head of intellectual property, Stanley Lai SC – one of just two senior counsel in Singapore who specialises in trying IP cases. His current brief is acting for industrial giant Nippon Steel in a patent assertion against a key rival – with parallel disputes ongoing in Japan and Taiwan, this will be a closely watched contest throughout the region. It follows a star turn in one of the biggest global patent wars of last year, when Lai led a team on behalf of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation against Globalfoundries, prior to the two sides agreeing to a licence. Pei Lin Low has established an impressive drafting and prosecution practice over more than 20 years with the firm. Big local innovators like the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Nanyang Technological University count on Low’s team to procure grants across the wide range of technologies that they both study. Strong Chinese language capability within the group has also made loyal clients of top Chinese firms including Huawei. As head of the technology and corporate IP practice, Tham Kok Leong rounds out Allen & Gledhill’s offering with a more transactional bent – he is often approached to craft licensing and commercial agreements and to advise on matters of data protection, cybersecurity and e-commerce.

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