Choo Chiou Yu

Position:Principal, Director Singapore, Chemical / Life Sciences Leader Asia
ChooChiou Yu

IP Qualifications

Registered Singapore Patent Attorney

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year of Completion
Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Merit)National University of Singapore2008
Master of Science (Biotechnology)John Hopkins University, USA2006
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hons) ) with Specialization in Biopharmaceutical EngineeringNational University of Singapore2003

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Research AssistantGenome Institute of SingaporeSeptember 2005 – May 2006
Bioprocess Engineer TraineeHuman Genome Sciences, Inc, USAMarch 2004 – September 2005
Research TechnologistGenelabs Diagnostics Pte Ltd, Singapore July 2003 – November 2003


Organisation Level
Association for Singapore Patent AttorneysMember

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
PCT/SG2017/050658A Nanocomplex
PCT/SG2016/050179 A Method for Synthesizing an Alkenoic Acid
PCT/SG2014/000495 Semiconductor Device Fabrication
PCT/SG2013/000168A Particle Exhibiting Catalytic Activity
PCT/SG2012/000480A Microarray and Method for Forming the Same

Selected Publications - industry/IP specific

High‐Level Production of a Monoclonal Antibody in Murine Myeloma Cells by Perfusion Culture Using a Gravity Settler; Biotechnology Progress, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2007
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution in South East Asia
  • Freedom to Operate Searches and Opinions
  • Prior Art Searches
  • Patentability Advice
  • Strategic Advice

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Organic chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Material science
  • Coatings
  • Food technology
  • Bioprocessing engineering
  • Biopharmaceutical engineering
  • Biotechnology

Research/industry background:

A. General technical areas:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bioprocessing engineering
  • Biopharmaceutical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics

B. Honours research:

  • Bioremediation
  • Biotechnology

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