D2E: Intellectual Property

This 3-hour session is part of the Data and Digital Economy Law Series. Intellectual Property specialist Dr Stanley Lai SC will cover protection rights in the realm of intangible property and property residing in the data and online space. Participants can expect to be learn about copyright and patent protection of computer software and related inventions, protection of graphical user interfaces (GUI), authorship and inventorship of AI, and fair use and exemptions is the digital economy and social media.


Event Details

22 March 2024, 9.30am - 12.45pm
SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08 -08, 1 Coleman Street (S179803)

SGD 294.30

CPD Points : 3

Past Event
9:30am Oveview
9:35am Copyright protection of computer software and data compilations
10.15 am Protection of graphical user interfaces and functional specifications
10.25 am Patent protection of computer software and computer-implemented inventions
11.00 am Break
11.15 am Artificial intelligence; authorship and inventorship
12.10 pm Fair use and selected exemptions in the digital economy and social media
12.45 pm End

Dr Stanley Lai SC 

Head, Intellectual Property & Co-head, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, 

Allen & Gledhill LLP 


Dr Stanley Lai, SC is the Head of Allen & Gledhill LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Head of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice. 


Stanley specialises in all forms of IP litigation and information technology disputes, and is also a commercial/chancery litigator.  Stanley is currently the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.  He is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre IP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal. He has published extensively on IP and information technology law, including the monograph, “The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom”. Stanley serves as a Senior Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and as a Specialist Mediator in the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He is an Administrative Panellist at the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a member of the Market Surveillance and Compliance Panel (National Electricity Market of Singapore) and is currently the Commissioner of the Government Procurement Adjudication Tribunal. 


After graduating from the University of Leicester with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1992, Stanley was called to the Bar of England and Wales, Lincoln's Inn in 1993 and obtained an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in 1994. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995 before commencing his Ph.D. research in the field of technology law and computer software copyright to become the first Singapore-born lawyer to be conferred a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cambridge. In January 2010, Stanley was appointed Senior Counsel.  He was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2020. 

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 3.0 

Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Training Level: Intermediate 


SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 3 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information. 


L I F T E D by SAL


For enquiries related to this event, please email les@sal.org.sg.

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