Dr Yvette Flanigan (Senior Patent Scientist)
Grad Cert IP Law
Yvette received her first degree from the University of Queensland. She has a first class honours degree and Ph.D. in Biochemistry also from the University of Queensland. She later obtained her Grad. Cert. in I.P. Law from the National University of Singapore. She was awarded a certificate in patent drafting by the Southeast Asian Drafting Patents Board of FICPI.
Yvette is a Senior Patent Scientist at the boutique IP firm Yusarn Audrey and is involved in Intellectual property registration and prosecution work.
Recently, she took time out to work as a Technical Expert at a European Patent Attorney firm. Prior to joining Yusarn Audrey, Yvette was a Senior Manager of the Intellectual Property division of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), dealing with the biomedical sciences. ETPL is a technology transfer company that facilitates the transfer of leading-edge technologies from the 14 national research institutes under A*STAR to industry.
Yvette was previously a Biotechnology consultant with one of the leading law firms in Singapore. She was part of a team that established an IP group for the firm.
Yvette has been heavily involved in Singapore’s Biotechnology industry and was on the founding executive counsel members of the BioSingapore trade organization in 2004 and 2005 the Honorary Secretary in 2007 and 2008, and the Honorary Treasurer in 2014. She is a regular lecturer at Singapore Stanford Biodesign (which has been renamed as Singapore Biodesign) since 2011 and ESSEC business school since 2012.
Prior to branching into IP law she has worked as a research scientist at Dupont Singapore; at the National University of Singapore (NUS); Nanyang Technological University (NTU); and at the University of Queensland, Australia as well as a short project at Research School of Biological Sciences, Australia National University.