MJ Chai is Senior IP Counsel of Lenovo Limited, a Fortune 500 technology company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He currently assists in managing Lenovo’s worldwide patent portfolio with the Lenovo IP group. Serving as a key role within the IP group in bridging the teams in China and the US, MJ also facilitates communication across the different teams to bring about conception and fruition of ideas and strategies. Additionally he is involved with patent assertion and patent licensing matters, as well as patent acquisition deals for Lenovo.
Before joining Lenovo, MJ served as IP Counsel for a leading global supplier of semiconductor packaging equipment. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the company’s IP portfolio, including obtaining patent and trademark registrations. MJ also advised the company on IP strategy and issues such as IP ownership and infringement, and handled patent assertion and enforcement matters for the company.
MJ obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London. MJ is also a registered patent attorney in Singapore and the UK, and he volunteers his time with the Licensing Executives Society (Singapore) as its Executive Committee member.