Chris HemingwayBSc, PhD


Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, Registered (MY) Patent, Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent

Offices: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +603 2283 8986

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Chris Hemingway

Chris specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and is one of only a few practitioners in the country who is also qualified as a UK/European patent attorney. He has experience with a broad range of technical subject matter, ranging from mechanical and software-based inventions, to medical devices and chemical innovations. He holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Warwick and gained a number of years of valuable commercial experience in industry in the fields of IT and biotechnology prior to joining the legal profession.

Chris is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in the UK and received the Michael Jones Prize while qualifying as a UK Patent Attorney. In addition to dealing with matters before the UK Patent Office, he has represented clients in Oral Proceedings and Oppositions at the European Patent Office, and handled trade mark and design cases before the UK and European Trade Mark Registries.

Chris is also a Registered Malaysian Patent, Trade Mark and Design agent. In Malaysia, Chris has provided advice, workshops and seminars to various Universities and Corporations, and is also a judge for the annual ITEX show. He is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), has represented Malaysia on the Patent Committee for the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), is a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the British-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC), and is listed as an expert for Malaysia on the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk.

Chris was listed as an ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property in 2014 and 2015, and is mentioned in 2016. He is recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, which says “innovators treasure the wealth of life sciences knowledge that PhD holder Chris Hemingway brings to the table”, and that he is “one of the country’s best draftsmen”. Chris is also listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal.

Chris Hemingway works in the following sectors

Mechanical Engineering
Oil and Gas

Malaysian Federal Court rules that amendment of claims is allowed in court proceedings

POSTED 6 September 2019


POSTED 6 September 2019

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