Debbie David

Deputy CEO

Department Head - Patents



Debbie is the Deputy Chief Executive Offcer and Department Head of Patents at Advanz Fidelis. Having graduated with a Degree in Computing, Debbie chanced upon the realm of intellectual property, where she has been ever since. She has worked across the major types of intellectual property, prior to settling in to her present roles. 


She is a Registered Patent, Industrial Designs, Trademark and Geographical Indications Agent of Malaysia.

Key Skills


  • Management of patent department operations

  • Guiding new clients in planning and developing intellectual property porfolios 

  • Planning intellectual property portfolio strategy and commercialization of intellectual property assets

  • Development of intellectual property management systems, frameworks and policies

  • Head of foreign filing division (managing & coordinating foreign networks)

  • Development of intellectual property education and training programs



  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
Key Areas


  • IP strategy

  • IP valuation

  • IP commercialization

  • Framework & policy development

  • IP education & training



  • INTA

  • APAA




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

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




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

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

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



Debbie’s interests outside of work lean heavily in the arts - playing and listening to an assortment of music, and dabbling in food and crafts. She is always up for a good board game, where she can control minions and conquer worlds.