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MAK Sok Wai, Claire

Mak Sok Wai, Claire

Assistant Manager, Intellectual Property



• Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, National University of Singapore 

• Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), National University of Singapore



At Nanyang Law, Claire oversees a team specializing in patent matters, including conducting prior art searches, advising on the patent process, and drafting substantive responses to overcome patentability objections in office actions.

Claire works closely with her clients across various industries to monitor and manage their IP assets by advising on compliance, regulatory and brand strategy.  The clientele handled by her, ranges from the field of engineering to pharmaceuticals, includes both overseas and local companies. 

Prior to joining Nanyang Law, she has garnered experience in conducting patentability assessments on various projects in the field of Life Science. She also identified the commercial viability of new inventions, performed research on the industry landscape to identify competitive intelligence, and wrote business proposals for the commercialization of new inventions.  This experience enabled Claire to better understand the inventions of clients in order to draft accurate patent specifications. 

Claire holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the National University of Singapore with Minors in Business and Psychology. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) from the same university.