Alban Kang

IAM Research

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Gold - Individuals: litigation

“The team at Bird & Bird is extremely knowledgeable of both the law and the industry, quick to respond, and just a pleasure to work with.” Being one of the few Singapore legal practices with specialist patent attorneys and technically qualified lawyers holding both law degrees and degrees in science, medicine, and engineering, the renowned IP group exemplifies what it means to provide an all-rounded patent service. It perfectly combines the technical capability with superb legal shrewdness. When it comes to life-or-death patent litigations, the contentious division, spearheaded by Alban Kang, “quickly understands the science behind the patents at suit” and consistently obtains the right results. Having been around the IP scene for more than 30 years, Kang’s pre-eminent reputation as a fearsome patent litigator is firmly cemented. Next to him on the dispute side is chemical engineer Pin-Ping Oh, who fuses her solid scientific expertise into the contentious practice seamlessly. The IP transactions practice is moving from strength to strength thanks to the efforts of Anan Sivananthan, who is a polished litigator. While the IP disputes practice is a vital cog in the machine, the patent prosecution offering is also mightily impressive in its own right. Its contingent of patent engineers, ex-in houses and attorneys works closely with major players in fields of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial services to safeguard their IP rights. Senior patent attorney Martin Kwan and Hui Leng Tan are among the finest in the prosecution department. Kwan is adept at drafting patent specifications for both individual and institutional inventors, while Tan has considerable experience in patent prosecution, including pre-filing and post-filing stages in Singapore and internationally.

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