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Debbie David

DCC Advanz
Managing Principal
Patent Attorney

Areas of Expertise/Sector

PatentsDesignsPatent SearchingPatent Drafting, Filing & ProsecutionPatent Infringement & EnforcementDesign SearchingDesigns Infringement & EnforcementDesign Filing & RegistrationIP StrategyIP Portfolio Management, Maintenance & RenewalsAgribusiness & Food TechnologyBiotechnologyBuilding & ConstructionEngineering & ManufacturingFood & BeverageICT, Electronics & SoftwareMaterials ScienceNanotechnology

Debbie is a registered patent, trademark and industrial designs agent in Malaysia. With a background in Computing, she has a primary focus on patents, designs and overall IP strategy and management.

Debbie has a background in Computing and started her career in intellectual property. She has had the opportunity to work across the key areas of intellectual property over the years, with knowledge across patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright.

She is actively involved in the full spectrum of patent activities across a wide range of industries, and enjoys helping clients in the identification and development of their IP portfolios and in creating suitable protection and commercialization strategies. In the area of portfolio management, she often advises local clients on the development of their portfolio and accompanying strategies for Malaysia and abroad.

Debbie is also typically involved in project and policy-related work, with past projects including the development of IP management systems and frameworks, its related process flows and documentation, as well as advising on collaborations. She also spends time working on IP awareness and education, with a focus on finding new ways to explain intellectual property in an easy to understand manner

Debbie is active in both local and international associations, and holds committee positions within these associations.


B.Sc. Computing, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Registered Patent, Industrial Designs, Trade Mark, Geographical Indications Agent of Malaysia


IAM Patent 1000 Guide: Recommended as a leading individual in patent prosecution, 2021 & 2022

Asia IP Experts: Leading lawyer in patents and trade marks, 2020 & 2021


Vice President (Malaysia Group) of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Founding member & chairperson, Young AIPPI members Advisory Committee (YAC)

Subcommittee Chair, Indigenous Rights Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA)

Committee Member, Communications Committee, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)