Lee Ai Ming is a consultant in Rodyk & Davidson LLP’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group.
She has practised law for more than 25 years and specialises in intellectual property litigation particularly in patent infringement disputes. Ai Ming has represented both foreign multinationals and local SMEs in patent disputes involving cutting edge technologies in the fields of semiconductors, telecommunications, pharmaceutical preparations and biotechnology.
In the field of semiconductors, she represented for Intel Corporation in several patent infringement actions against Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics Company Ltd involving microprocessor patents. She also represented the same client against leading fabless supplier of processor platforms, Via Technologies Inc in patent infringement actions involving chipset patents for computers.
She also acted for a leading manufacturer of mobile phones in patent infringement disputes with Qualcomm Inc involving patents covering wireless technologies in the telecommunications field, telecommunication standards and chipsets for mobile phones.
In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space, Ai Ming is well versed with the patent linkage system introduced in Singapore as a result of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, having represented pharmaceutical multinationals in patent infringement actions involving the freedom to operate, Bolar exemptions and compulsory licensing
IP Law Practice:
Rodyk’s Intellectual Property Practice provides the full range of legal services in the area of intellectual property law.
The practice provides complete legal counsel and advisory services, from the registration and management of intellectual property, to transactions and contentious actions involving such property.
We manage the intellectual property portfolio (covering trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) for numerous local and foreign entities. This includes advising on the selection and registration of trade marks and drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications. We maintain tracking systems to monitor our clients’ intellectual property rights.
Our strong transactional experience includes guiding our clients on branding and rebranding strategies, structuring their IP rights, and working closely with them to commercialise their rights through franchising, licensing and technology transfer arrangements.
The practice provides proactive and defensive action to protect our clients’ intellectual property rights. Our team is frequently involved in multi jurisdictional litigation and arbitration, and regional enforcement and licensing programmes. Through our extensive international connections, we coordinate the global protection and enforcement of our clients’ rights
Rodyk & Davidson LLP:
Rodyk & Davidson LLP is one of Singapore’s largest full service law practices. With our offices in Singapore and Shanghai and strategic alliances in the region, Rodyk provides effective representation across Asia.
Multidisciplinary practices such as our Competition Law Practice and Maritime Practice draw expertise from across the firm to serve clients effectively.
Rodyk has an established and vibrant regional presence, advising clients on their projects across Asia through our regional practices: China Practice, India Practice and Indonesia Practice. Rodyk’s Shanghai office was established as early as 1996. Our regional practice concentrates on project finance, infrastructure projects, M&As, corporate restructuring, and banking and investment transactions in China, Indonesia and India. We frequently advise on cross border transactional litigation and arbitration, and multi jurisdictional intellectual property issues.
Internationally, Rodyk enjoys exclusive memberships in the World Law Group and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, and offers clients seamless and cost effective services in 70 cities spanning 40 countries.