Mohan K.

Principal, Adastra IP

Mohan K.

Principal, Adastra IP

Biography

Registered Patent (MY), Trademark (MY,SG) , Industrial Design (MY,SG) Agent Mohan K a registered Patent, Trademark & Industrial Design in Malaysia and a registered Trademark and Industrial Design agent in Singapore. He plunged into the field of intellectual property after completing his degree from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom and trained at some of the largest intellectual property firms in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore which includes Ella Chong , Mirandah & Sprusons and Shearn Delamore. His philosophy is to provide clients with a one-stop center that offers practical solutions at an affordable price. He was chosen as the Best Patent Agent by MYIPO in 2012. This was the first and only such award given by MYIPO thus for. His experience at the big city firms, taught him that clients needed more than just a big name to represent them and sought to provide them with genuine and personalized service. He has gained the trust of his clients by identifying and analyzing their concerns and effectively communicating to them what to do and what not to do as the product emerges from a concept in their minds to full blown commercialization. With 19 years of experience in the IP field he is well versed in most IP areas which includes, but not limited to drafting of patent specifications, IP litigation, consultancy services in IP related issues such as infringement, invalidation, enforcements of patents, commercialization of innovation and is familiar with foreign IP prosecutions. He has also gained a reputation as a software patentability advocate. He has presented numerous papers at intellectual property conferences and written articles for local publications. He is regularly invited as a judge at various events such as the Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA), KIK Competition at the Prime Minister’s Department, International Invention innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) and competitions organized by several local universities. He is currently the Vice-President of Malaysian Association of Creativity and Innovation (MACRI); Council Member of Asean Retail-Chains & Franchising Federation (ARFF); Council Member of Asean India Business Council (AIBC). He used to hold various different positions before which includes Committee Member of YES Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICCI)(2010-12); IP committee of the European Union Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI)(2009); Assistant Secretary of Intellectual Property Alumni Association of Malaysia (IPAAM) (2005-07); Committee Member of Malaysian Invention and Designs Society (MINDS) (2003-07).