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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Mary Wong

Visiting Attorney
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Ms. Wong graduated with an LL.B (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1989, where she was the top student in her class, winning the Adrian Clark Memorial Gold Medal, the Leow Chia Heng Prize and the External Examiners' Special Cash Prize. She was also a Tan Lark Sye and Rodyk & Davidson scholar. After obtaining her LL.M from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, Ms. Wong became a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, NUS. In 1997, Ms. Wong was appointed a Sub-Dean of the Faculty, and in 1998, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer. She is currently a Visiting Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Ms. Wong's expertise is in the field of intellectual property, in which she has published numerous articles in internationally-refereed journals. She has taught courses and presented papers on various aspects of intellectual property law to students in various countries, as well as legal practitioners. She has also co-written commissioned reports for the National Computer Board in Singapore on digital media and a National Information Infrastructure, as well as co-authored a book on intellectual property rights in Singapore for Kluwer Law International. While chambering at Khattar Wong & Partners, a major law firm in Singapore, Ms. Wong assisted and advised clients on numerous matters including registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and software licensing. Currently she is involved in advising Morrison & Foerster clients on legal issues in the field of intellectual property, technology, and new media.

While with the NUS, Ms. Wong was active in organizing several conference/workshop series and groupings, which brought together academics, legal practitioners and industry professionals in the field of intellectual property and commercial law. She was also active in expanding the faculty's international profile and exchange programs, and worked with USAID in Cambodia under the University of San Francisco Cambodia Law Project on a pilot project for legal capacity building in Cambodia.

Ms. Wong is admitted to practice as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She has also been trained as a mediator in intellectual property disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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