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NG Kim Tean

Ng Kim Tean




• Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

• Registered Patent Attorney, Singapore

• Barrister-at-law, The Middle Temple, London

• Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of London

• Bachelor of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore



Mr Ng is the Chairman of Nanyang Law LLC, a boutique IP law corporation with 40 staff and 2 offices, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

His primary area of practice is intellectual property law; his many years of hands-on experience have exposed him to all aspects of prosecution and management of intellectual property portfolios including patents, trademarks, registered designs, domain names, trade secret and confidential information in Singapore and various foreign countries. With his strong technology background, Mr. Ng provides effective guidance in the field of technology licensing and research collaborations. His other areas of expertise also include equity capital markets, fund managements, corporate restructurings, commercial and company laws.

Some of his significant transactions include representing clients in an action of patent infringement involving a portable data storage device; acting for an American client in a patent infringement action involving packaging device against Lenovo; advising a China-based company on Singapore law for its admission to trading on AIM Market operated by the London Stock Exchange; and advising a multi-disciplinary engineering company on its admission to trading on Singapore OTC Capital.

He is a prolific speaker and he also regularly authors articles, publications and books. His book publications include “International Patent Law – Winning Legal Strategies for Registration, Litigation & Other Intricacies of Patent Law in All Major Markets” (Aspatore, Inc. 2004) and “Intellectual Property for Integrated Circuits” (J Ross Publisher, Inc. 2009).

Mr Ng was a 4-term independent director of a Singapore public-listed company when he successfully re-organized and improved the company’s corporate governance after a much-publicized failed take-over saga.

Mr Ng was a 6-term Singapore Representative, Patent Committee of Asian Patent Attorneys Association; he was also a 2-term President of the Singapore Inventors’ Development Association; a Part-time Lecturer at Nanyang Technological University; and an Adjunct Faculty of Singapore Management University. He is recently appointed as a member of the Examination Committee for Patent Agents 2014.

Mr Ng, an engineer-turned-lawyer, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of London. He is also qualified as a Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple, London), an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Singapore Registered Patent Agent.