Daniel Collopy

Daniel Collopy

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Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Daniel had a varied career. He served as a criminal prosecutor before deciding to move into the field of intellectual property law where he has worked in both law firms and in-house in multinational corporations. Daniel’s in-house experience included more than a decade as an IP attorney with Motorola Inc and several years as Associate General Counsel for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. More recently, Daniel was an IP Consultant for Exploit Technologies and an instructor at IP Academy Singapore.

In addition to extensive experience in transactions involving IP (including M&A, joint ventures, and IPOs), Daniel has prepared and/or prosecuted more than 300 patents in semiconductor technologies (including memory technologies and semiconductor processing), communication technologies, electric automobile engine control systems, avionics and other software / electronics / mechanical / design areas. He also initiated an Anti-Counterfeiting Program in Asia which consisted of conducting cooperative raids in Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan and working with local and federal governments in China, Australia, Singapore, and the US to stem the manufacture, sale and flow of counterfeit communication products.

Daniel has lectured on IP issues in the United States, Australia, England, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States, and has been teaching classes in Singapore on patent law, the business of IP (IP valuation and monetization), and patent drafting and prosecution.

Daniel is a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and is currently serving on the Study & Work Commission 10 (IP Valuation & Licensing).


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Singapore Ranked as 5th Most Innovative Country in the World
The Global Innovation Index 2018 report released in July 2018 ranked Singapore fifth amongst 126 innovative nations around the world. Singapore retained its first place ranking in Asia for...
The Global Innovation Index 2018 report released in July 2018 ranked Singapore fifth amongst 126 innovative nations around the...
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Singapore Becomes an IP Hub for Innovative Russian Enterprises
IPOS International (IPOS-I), the international division of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and Russian venture capital fund and accelerator Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) recently inked a...
IPOS International (IPOS-I), the international division of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and Russian venture capital fund...
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