Only a select few Malaysian firms have the necessary technical expertise for patent litigation. Of the life sciences cases heard, pharmaceutical and medical device matters are among the most prominent.
Shearn Delamore managing partner Wong Sai Fong is “an old hand in IP”, recognised for his substantial experience and contributions to the field. Sources have great confidence in the litigation skills of Skrine’s Guan Huat Khoo, head of the IP dispute resolution practice group; he is noted for his experience advising innovator pharmaceutical companies. Heading up the team at Marks & Clerk is Gerald Samuel, who has significant experience defending generic pharmaceutical companies; commentators describe him as “a tactically aware and tenacious litigator”. Shearn Delamore’s Timothy Siaw is noted for his specialisation in chemical and pharmaceutical patent litigation on behalf of innovator companies. Linda Wang heads the IP and technology practice at Tay & Partners. She maintains a broad IP practice, with solid experience in life sciences.