Wai Yeng Chan
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Wai Yeng is an IP specialist with over nine years of experience working with clients ranging from startups to multi-national corporations and more recently on IP enabling projects funded by the EU. She works closely with clients to develop personalised brand protection and enforcement strategy within Singapore and the ASEAN region. In addition to brand protection, as a qualified patent attorney she work with companies to secure protection of their inventions through patent registration throughout ASEAN.

Protecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 8 minutesProtecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI) – what are your options? Whether in relation to gaming, communication, payment, or even an amalgamation of multiple functions, technology companies are leveraging on the use of mobile applications (“apps”) to reach a massive audience of smartphone users. A critical factor determining public reception to an app is its […]

Patent Strategies for Startups
Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 7 minutesStartups generally worry that acquiring a patent is prohibitively expensive As discussed in the first patent article, the cost of patenting is high and generally several order of magnitudes higher than the cost of acquiring other IP rights such as trade mark and industrial design rights. A cohesive patent strategy can yield significant competitive advantage […]

Top 5 misconceptions start-ups have about patents in Singapore
Business,Business Advice,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 5 minutesContinuing from the previous IP article, patent attorney Chan Wai Yeng from Taylor Vinters Via LLC  talks about the top five misconceptions about patenting which startups should be aware of.  Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most start-ups. The exclusive monopoly that comes with patents can help start-ups carve a niche in a crowded marketplace. […]

Patent 101: Things you need to know before patenting
Business,Business Advice,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 9 minutesEureka! You have just created a great new product, UX, or developed an improved manufacturing process with significant reduction in production time. You know your invention has tremendous commercial value, and you are keen to share your idea with a potential business partner. But hold on for a minute. Before you disclose your invention to […]