Pei Lin’s principal area of practice is Intellectual Property (IP) and is a Singapore Registered Patent Attorney. She leads a team of patent professionals who drafts and prosecutes patent applications with local and foreign patent offices. Pei Lin graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1996 and joined Allen & Gledhill after being called to the Singapore Bar in 1997. Specialising in IP protection, portfolio and rights management, she has extensive experience in preparation and review of IP documentation, handling IP disputes as well as managing the patents, trademarks and designs portfolio for clients worldwide. Her clients include local/overseas institutes of higher learning and research institutes, government agencies, multinational corporations, global news and entertainment corporations, hotel groups as well as local/foreign banks.
Pei Lin is consistently ranked as a leading individual for her expertise in several legal publications, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal Patents, IAM Patent 1000 as well as World Trademark Review 1000. Chambers Asia-Pacific notes that Pei Lin “is complimented by clients for her affable personality, with one saying: ‘She is very personable, easy to talk to and advises us accordingly’”, “handles patent portfolios for an impressive roster of multinational corporations” and “is well regarded for her work in this arena particularly with regard to the registration and maintenance of trade marks”. According to World Trademark Review 1000, Pei Lin is “prized for her holistic approach and long-term thinking” and is “a magnet for household names seeking watertight protection strategies”. IAM Patent 1000 notes that Pei Lin “is very engaged with clients and colleagues, but also finds the time for a lot of extracurricular work advancing the interests of the Singapore IP market and its stakeholders.”
Pei Lin is a member of the Patent Examination Committee of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations, and is involved in the setting and marking of examination papers. She serves as the President of FICPI-Singapore, and as Vice President of the Association of Singapore Patent Agents (ASPA). She also actively participates in committee work of international IP organizations, including International Trademark Association (INTA), Asia Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI). She also holds the FICPI South East Asia Patent Drafting certification.
Pei Lin has reviewed and submitted papers on proposed changes to the Singapore Patents Act. She regularly gives talks in the area of IP at conferences, both locally and overseas. She also contributes articles to the department’s quarterly newsletter, some of which have been reproduced in international publications.