Our Team – Principal Members

inCompass IP’s award-winning attorneys are recognized as world-leading practitioners


Our attorneys are professionally trained and qualified patent and trade mark attorneys registered to practice across multiple key jurisdictions, including Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, and Hong Kong.

We are regularly engaged in major IP court cases by companies large and small . And we serve on the patents panel of Hong Kong Science Park, where we are a proud tenant.

Regardless of whether you are seeking IP services in Hong Kong, Greater China, or Southeast Asia – or are seeking IP support in Western markets – we are uniquely positioned to guide, advise, and represent you.

Ewan Bewley (BEng)
Partner

Chartered UK Patent Attorney European Patent Attorney


Ewan is a registered European Patent Attorney and Chartered UK Patent Attorney and has worked in all areas of IP Law in senior roles both in private practice and as corporate in-house counsel. In recent years, Ewan has specialised in P.R. China, Hong Kong, and South-East Asia IP law, practice and procedure.

Ewan’s expertise covers a diverse range of technologies including telecommunications, fibre optics, cooling systems, petrochemical, optical components, pressure ignition, mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, software and computer-implemented inventions, integrated circuit design and manufacture.

Ewan is a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government Commerce and Economic Development Commission’s Advisory Committee on Review of the Patent System in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Innovation and Technology Commission’s Steering Committee on Review of Intellectual Property Issues in the Innovation and Technology Sectors in Hong Kong.






Owen Gee (BEng, Bsc, MIP)
Partner

Qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (AU, NZ)


Owen is a professionally qualified registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and Australian Trade Mark Attorney. He has experience in all facets of IP law in all of the major jurisdictions, with his recent experience focuses on P.R. China, Hong Kong, and South-East Asia IP law, practice and procedure.

This recent experience also includes advising the successful defense team in the landmark Hong Kong High Court patent infringement case SNE v Hsin Chong, being involved in a number of multi-million USD licensing transactions on behalf of a local university, and acting for one of the key companies that founded the world's first wireless battery charging standard, including drafting many of the company's patents and assisting in developing its patent portfolio. Owen was previously a senior attorney at the Hong Kong office of a preeminent international IP firm for a number of years, and prior to that, worked as a patent attorney at a leading Australian IP firm.

Owen’s experience in IP is supported by a many years as a professional engineer and project manager in fields such as manufacturing, petrochemical, mining, paper milling, chemical process, construction, design engineering, biomedical, and R&D. He has also held professional qualifications in IT. In addition to these fields, Owen’s patent practice covers electronics, electrical engineering, power engineering, LED technology, software and computer-implemented inventions, medical devices, mechanical devices, and chemical process technology. He also lectures at universities and presents at seminars and conferences on the subject of IP and commercialisation.






Yannie Chan (PhD, MPhil, MIP, BEng)

Qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney(AU, NZ)


Dr. Chan is a professionally qualified Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand, and a registered Trade Mark Attorney in Australia. She has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical and Polymer Engineering, a Master's degree in Bioengineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Master's degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Chan has worked as a research scientist in a number of universities, and as a research and development manager in a leading cosmeceutical company in Australia. Prior to joining InCompass IP, she was a patent attorney at a leading international IP firm in Hong Kong. This is a test sentence

Dr. Chan is experienced in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in various major jurisdictions. She has also provided numerous patent infringement, freedom to operate, and validity opinions for clients, and has handled industrial design and trade mark matters for clients in a variety of industries. She has worked with clients from a number of universities and research institutes in Hong Kong and Australia, as well as various local and international clients ranged from small businesses, start-ups to multinational companies.

Dr Chan's areas of technical expertise include chemical and chemical engineering; pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and bioengineering; polymers and material science; nanotechnology; medical devices; healthcare, skincare and cosmeceuticals; green technology; mechanical engineering; and electronic devices.






Peggy Cheung, JP
Consultant

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
European Registered Trade Mark Attorney


Peggy Cheung, recognized as a leading IP practitioner in Hong Kong, has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on brand protection strategies, complex IP litigation, licensing, franchising, technology transfer, advertising laws and compliance with data privacy laws in Hong Kong, China and the Asia region. She also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial disputes.

Peggy holds a number of other professional and honorary appointments, including being an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, panelist of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration, past president and current council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners (HKITMP), past-councillor of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and honorary legal advisor of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation, and the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.

Peggy is a Justice of the Peace of Hong Kong and holds a public office as a member of the Estate Agents Authority and serves on the board of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation. She also serves as chair of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings), chair of the Fishermen Claims Appeal (Trawl Ban) Board, chair of the Appeal Panel (Housing), member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of Hong Kong and an observer of the Independent Police Compliants Council. She was also an adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal from December 2008 to November 2014.






Vivian Poon
Consultant

Practising Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Non practising solicitor of High Court of England and Wales


Vivian has more than 25 years experience in advising multi-national and local clients in brand protection strategies around the world. In particular her focus is on trade mark advisory portfolio work, including auditing and due diligence for commercial transactions. She has recently advised a well know restaurant on their licensing strategies around the world.

She has represented clients in the electronics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, hospitality, cosmetics, clothing, luxury goods industries and assisted them in their brand management.

Vivian previously worked in one of the largest IP practise in Hong Kong and participated in many international conferences and events such as INTA, PTMG, Marques and CITMA every year. She also served in the INTA sub- committees over the years and is recognised by leading IP publications such as Managing IP, World Trademark Review 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Euro Money Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides.