Suriyia Sadanathan

BEng (Hons) Computer and Communication Systems, UPM BJurisprudence (Hons) Law, UM

Registered Patent Agent (MY)
Registered Industrial Design Agent (MY)
Member of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)

Suriyia has currently served  the Intellectual Property (IP) industry for fifteen years. Prior to embarking a career in IP, Suriyia was attached to the Research and Development Department of Motorola Technology (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. as an Electronics Engineer for four years           gaining substantial experience in the field of information and communications technology.

Suriyia began her IP career with a reputable IP firm in Malaysia in which she heads and leads the Patent Department with her practice area extending across all realms of patent and design prosecution.

At Adastra IP, as the Director of Patents, Suriyia provides the necessary provisions and supervision for the department to excel and progress by maintaining an efficient workflow and high productivity across the board while keeping abreast of changes in Patent laws and regulations, both local (Malaysia) and International, and ensure compliance with the relevant laws and guidelines. Coupled with both an engineering and legal qualification, Suriyia devises the most suitable Patent strategy with the best interest for protection of clients invention across multiple ASEAN jurisdictions and across other international jurisdictions.

Suriyia has extensive experience in patent drafting and preparing patentability opinions in a variety of diverse technical fields including telecommunication, mechanical, electronics and computer systems. She also has extensive experience in providing freedom-to-operate opinions, validity opinions and infringement opinions for clients along with providing patent litigation support for patent disputes in a variety of technical fields. She has also been actively engage in providing IP talks to promote IP awareness. Over the years of her experience, Suriyia has develop a good relationship with the Malaysian Patent Office with regards to patent prosecution.

Suriyia has been recognized as  “Highly recommended ‐ Individuals: patent prosecution” for year 2023  by IAM Patent 1000.

In her leisure time, Suriyia embarks on Zumba classes at least once a week as she takes it as an enjoyable way to unwind and destress. She advocates that every dance step is a celebration of health and happiness for both physical and mental well-being.