Intellectual Property 2019 – Band 1
Band 2 (2009 to 2018)
Clients say that Tony is "a seasoned patent litigator".
“He quickly understands complex IP issues and is able to convey them in a way that is easy to understand,” adding: “He understands the client's needs and delivers results that meet the company's strategy and goals. He is also very creative and thinks outside the box.”
“He is extremely hands-on, clear in his thinking, has foresight and draws a lot of perspective from his past experience to evaluate the next steps,"
"...with Tony we are well informed, and he always walks in with a sound plan which makes it easy to make an informed decision.”
"[Tony] leverages on his strong healthcare and life sciences sector expertise and regularly acts for major pharmaceutical clients in notable patent infringement disputes."
"A highly reputed litigator in the IP practice who is described as both "hugely enthusiastic" and "very commercial.""
“A very confident individual who always stays on top of the situation."
Managing Intellectual Property
Voted an IP Star 2019 – Patent litigation, Patent prosecution, Trade mark litigation, Trade mark prosecution
“Tony is responsive, quick thinking and highly practical in his advice.”
“First class service and quality work”
“Tony [Yeo] is charming, knowledgeable, and has a knack of explaining things simply and in the context of the overall strategy. He is an effective litigator and is incisive in cross-examinations."
The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Intellectual Property 2019 – Leading individual for 9 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution 2018 – Recommended lawyer
Sources say that Tony is “a fantastic strategist and a great litigator”
“Diligent, sound in judgment and pragmatic in approach”
“One of the foremost lawyers in Drew & Napier’s excellent litigation practice with in-depth knowledge of IP-related issues”
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution 2018 – Market-Leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Client feedback (2017): “Market-leading lawyer Tony Yeo’s “strategic thinking, honesty and timely responsiveness”… (is) prized by clients.”
Who’s Who Legal
Life Sciences 2019 – Leading Lawyer for 9 consecutive years
“Tony Yeo is recommended across our life sciences chapters for his wide-ranging expertise in the area.”
Patents 2018 – Leading Lawyer for 5 consecutive years
Trademarks 2018 – Leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Clients say Tony is a “formidable litigator” who is “extremely knowledgeable in IP matters”. He impresses with his “ability to balance commercial considerations with effective legal strategies”.
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 edition
Identified as a Dispute Resolution Star in Intellectual Property
Clients say: “Tony is responsive, commercially aware and a skilled advocate”
World Trade Mark Review 1000
Sources commend Tony’s “efficient delivery” of “well-informed” strategies.
Enforcement and Litigation 2019 – Recommended individual for 2 consecutive years
IAM Patent 1000
Ranked gold band in litigation in 2019
“Managing director of intellectual property Tony Yeo is most at home when resolving intricate patent disputes on behalf of major clients in the healthcare and life sciences arenas. Renowned for his silver-tongued advocacy, Yeo is a master of cross-border and technically advanced patent infringement suits.”
“Famed for its strength in disputes, the firm boasts no shortage of star litigators – and Tony Yeo stands out among them. A courtroom sharpshooter with over 25 years’ experience in patent litigation…”
Life sciences captain Tony Yeo “keeps competitors on their toes” in hotly contested disputes between big pharma combatants.
“Clients adore the highly intelligent Tony Yeo; his facility for grasping the technicalities of a case means that he always quickly addresses the real problem.”
[Tony Yeo] is “bright and extremely easy to work with. He has a good instinct for the right answer and always provides sensible and pragmatic advice”.
World IP Review
Identified as a leading practitioner in IP in 2017
Asia IP Experts 2018
Listed as a leading individual for 3 consecutive years in IP Enforcement, Patents, and Litigation
Listed as a leading individual in Pharma & Biotech for 6 consecutive years
ILO Client Choice Awards
Winner of the Singapore Healthcare & Life Sciences Award 2013
Asian Legal Business
Ranked among other lawyers in ALB’s Hot 100