What we do.
We handle all patent matters from conducting novelty searches, preparing a patent application to obtaining a grant for your invention.
We help you protect the aesthetic shape and non-functional features of your invention or product.
Act Local, Think Global
We help you convert your ideas and inventions into strong defensible patents and designs. As we have deep knowledge and expertise of patent law in Singapore and other major jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe and China, we draft patent applications that will comply with the patent offices of these countries. We also assist you to obtain intellectual property rights in other countries through our strong and reliable network of international associates.
We will work closely with you to understand your business strategies and competitive advantages to provide practical, strategic, and cost-effective advice that will help you achieve your IP goals. We work with startups, small and medium-sized companies and multi-national corporations to navigate the dynamic and challenging global patent landscape.
Create & Extract value
We help you leverage on your IP assets by providing actionable intelligence that will extract optimal value from your IP assets. We do this by helping you develop innovation management and portfolio management strategies that will in turn optimise value from your intellectual property assets.
Fixed Fees first
Your legal bills shouldn't be a surprise. We understand that cost certainty is essential for growing companies. When you work with us, you know how much you're paying upfront. We use transparent and fixed fees because we believe this creates a better working relationship for both of us.
"Men are just beginning to propose questions and find answers, and we may be sure that no matter what question we ask, so long as it is not against the laws of nature, a solution can be found. "
- Thomas Edison
Who we are.
Lionel is the founder and managing director of Auriga IP. With more than 18 years of experience in many areas of intellectual property, he is a registered Patent Attorney with expertise in patent drafting and prosecution, IP management and strategy, licensing and IP due diligence. As an industry veteran in the Intellectual Property space, Lionel has a proven track record in helping multi-national corporations and listed companies build a sustainable innovation culture and develop good practices in IP strategy and IP management to create value and assets.
Lionel has worked for companies of diverse types and sizes: large law firms, international IP firms and multinational listed companies. In Drew & Napier, he specialized in the patent prosecution of multi-national corporations in semiconductor, manufacturing , technology and pharmaceutical industries. In AJ Park (New Zealand), he spent time drafting patent applications for multi-national corporations. Lionel then joined the international IP firm, Bird & Bird LLP where he managed the patent portfolio of multi-national corporations and frequently advised on strategic protection and management of intellectual property rights.
Inspired to understand the IP and business challenges faced by companies, Lionel made a significant career move by joining Razer Inc., a former NASDAQ-listed multi-national corporation that is the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers. Under his leadership, he was instrumental in developing and executing tailored IP strategies, and implementing policies for invention harvesting and IP risk management. Lionel was also integral in providing litigation support that led to Razer’s success in obtaining damages in a patent litigation case in the United States.
Lionel played a fundamental and instrumental role in developing and implementing tailored patent strategies for GrabTaxi Holdings, a NASDAQ-listed company. He provided strategic patent advisory services to Grab’s legal and engineering team with particular focus on patent harvesting and patent risk management, and helped Grab achieve a top 10 patent filer status in Singapore in 2021 and 2022.
Lionel also has experience managing the trademark portfolios of several companies and has assisted in the filing and prosecution of several trademark applications in Singapore and overseas.
- Master of Laws (LLM), Intellectual Property Law, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (United States)
- B. Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) (Honors)
- Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property (Merit), National University of Singapore
- Registered Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
- Certified Patent Valuation Analyst