Audrey Yap

Audrey Yap

Managing Partner, YUSARN AUDREY (Singapore)

Audrey Yap is the co-founder and managing partner of Yusarn Audrey, a Singapore-based firm of IP strategists, IP lawyers and patent agents with regional offices in Thailand and Malaysia.

Ms Yap was appointed to the board of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and has served as its director since April 2015. She is also a director of IPOS International and an advisor to IP ValueLab Pte Ltd (Singapore), both IPOS subsidiaries. She is currently vice president of the Licensing Executives Society International.

Ms Yap was selected by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to serve on a high-level international expert panel on global technology transfer in February 2015 as stipulated under the WIPO Development Agenda framework. In 2011 Ms Yap was appointed by the European Union as the expert assisting the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines to develop a nationwide model for innovation and tech support offices. She was WIPO’s appointed regional consultant in 2004 to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the external expert for the European Patent Office under the European Commission-ASEAN IP Cooperation Programme.

Ms Yap served on the Steering Committee on the National IP Competency Framework and the IP Sub-committee for the IP Hub Master Plan in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Ms Yap’s strengths lie in her ability to shape clients’ IP portfolios and worldwide IP strategies in order to support business and corporate objectives and extract value from IP assets – with a particular focus on IP strategies for Asia, both for Western companies entering Asia and for Asian companies building up an IP portfolio and strategy for expansion and growth.

Ms Yap is a qualified lawyer in Singapore and Malaysia, a solicitor of England and Wales and a registered patent agent in Singapore. She serves as an independent director in an SGX-listed food and beverage company. She is an adjunct fellow of the IP Academy of Singapore.

B3: IP Markets Experiences

Regatta C

Today the majority of innovation comes from the bundling of different inventions and IP assets. In this context, the necessity to get mechanisms for the exchange and diffusion of inventions is no more challenged. But to this day the creation of standardized IP market institutions (as there are in markets for capital, land and labour) remains […]


E4: Impact of IP Rights on 4th Industrial Revolution in Asia

America's Cup A/B

This workshop will provide views and perspectives from Asia on managing IP rights at the new frontier of the 4th industrial revolution. The speakers will share their experiences and how they would prepare in business and legal aspects for these emerging technologies. The target audience includes business executives and professionals in the high-tech area.