Mohan K

B.Eng (Hons)

Managing Director

Registered Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design and Plant Veriety Agent, Malaysia Registered Trademark and Industrial Design Agent, Singapore

Mohan has accumulated more than 25 years of solid experience in the Intellectual Property field and has gained extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of trademark and patent applications as well as in providing advisory and consulting expertise in a wide range of Strategic Intellectual Property related matters including IP monetisation, commercialisation, innovation and technology transfer.

Upon graduating from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom in 1996, Mohan started his career with Shearn Delamore, a reputed legal firm. He went on to head the patent department in yet another leading organization, Ella Chong Mirandah & Spruson (M) Sdn. Bhd.

In 2004 together with a team of legal and technical professionals he started an IP firm Adastra Intellectual Property Sdn. Bhd which continues to serve clients both in Malaysia as well as regionally. Adastra has been expanding its reach and operations to other countries and have offices in India, and ASEAN countries. Mohan is a registered patent, trademark, industrial design agent and has won the best patent agent award by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation in 2013. He is listed as a Global Top 1000 IP expert by IAM, an international IP journal publication and acknowledged by ASIA IP as one of the Top 50 IP experts for Malaysia.

Mr. Mohan continues to have a key involvement in the development of Intellectual Property locally and worldwide and has actively been a speaker at various talks and seminars organized by the government and commercial organizations in Malaysia and also been a judge for several invention competitions held here. He also sits on a few industry advisory panels including the SME Corp Panel for Entrepreneurship and the Scientific and Economic Council for Malaysia Rubber Board. He has also been invited as an expert speaker for one of the annual National Budget Consultation sessions by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

He is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Association for Creativity and Innovation (MACRI), Council Member of the ASEAN India Business Council (AIBC), Council member with the ASEAN Retail and Franchise Federation (ARFF), Pioneer Mentor under the ASEAN Entrepreneurship Mentor Programme and nominated as one of the award winners for the PERDANA YOUNG INDIAN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD (YIEA) 2017.