NG Kim Tean


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

Mr. Ng’s 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 secrets and confidential information, both in Singapore and in various foreign countries. 

With a strong background in technology and engineering, 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, as well as 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 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 also a 6-term Singapore Representative, Patent Committee of Asian Patent Attorneys Association; 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 was appointed as a member of the Examination Committee for Patent Agents in 2014.


  • 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


We differentiate ourselves by possessing a thorough understanding of our clients’ legal needs, whether they revolve around state-of-the-art technologies or complex business solutions. Distinguished by the scope of our legal services and strength of our practices, we endeavour to help our clients meet their objectives in today’s fast-paced economic and legal landscape.