IRFAN AWANGHead of Patent
- Registered Agent for Patent, Trade Mark & Industrial Design
- Registered Agent for Geographical Indication & New Plant Varieties Protection
- Certified Patent Valuation Analyst, CPVA
- HRDF Certified Trainer
- ExCo Member of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
- ExCo Member of Innovation & Technology Managers Association (ITMA)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical, University of Malaya
IRFAN graduated in chemical engineering from University of Malaya, the Malaysia's oldest and most esteemed university in Malaysia. He has had prior experience in engineering and technical support fields, having been exposed to one of main palm oil milling, refining and processing companies. There, he gained considerable technical knowledge and wanted to blend that knowledge with his passion for writing. As a chemical engineer, Irfan has expertise in a wide range of technical areas ranges from the very basic chemical engineering thermodynamic to the most advanced process and system control. This includes his involvement in a coal-fired power plant for production of electricity and synthetic fuel, solid waste management, heat transfer, physical and organic chemistry, membrane separation, waste water treatment and advanced fluidization. His horizon is further broaden up to electrical and electronic, telecommunication, artificial intelligence, computer software, material sciences and technology and many more.
Applying his knowledge in engineering and chemistry during patent practice has been invaluable. He has attended many international conferences, seminars as well as courses on intellectual property, including JPAA IP Practitioner in 2012, the FICPI South East Asian Patent Drafting Course 2013, the JPO/IPR for Practitioners Specializing in Patent. Being a well-groomed young man under a leadership of the firm's founder, his charisma and integrity radiates out to all colleagues and many friends over the years. He is currently an executive member of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and Innovation & Technology Managers Association (ITMA).