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Sashi Rao

Head of Patent Department


  • B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UK
  • Dip. (Hons) in Electronic Engineering (Computer)
  • Registered Patent Agent (MY) – PA/2016/0311
  • Registered Plant Variety Agent (MY).
  • Qualified Trademark Agent (MY).
  • Qualified Design Agent (MY).
  • Qualified Copyright Agent (MY).

Sashi is a qualified Trademark, Patent, Industrial Design and Copyright Agent with the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO), an agency of KPDNKK. He graduated with B.Eng. (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Northumbria University, the United Kingdom. Sashi has gained more than ten (10) years of experience including patent drafting experience for universities, research organisations and companies from various industries such as Panasonic, Daikin, and MIMOS.

Sashi started his carrier as a Design Engineer in Intel Corp (Penang), developing next generation layouts for FPGA, CPLD & using latest CMOS technology. In addition, he was involved in the IC Design Innovation Development Team, where he was exposed to inventions that led to patentable patents.

Sashi’s interest in the intellectual property field has led him to join as a Patent Engineer with one of the leading IP firms in Malaysia, where he gained extensive experience in the preparation, drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Here, he was also involved in national and multijurisdictional patent litigation services including representation in matters involving infringement, invalidity, freedom to operate (FTO), state-of-the-art search and so forth. Then, Sashi stretched his career by accepting a role as a Manager in a well-known IP firm in Malaysia, where he has led the Patents Department through managing and assigning tasks for junior and senior executives, as well as conducting trainings for new and old employees.

Sashi’s knowledge and experience in trademark, patent, industrial design and copyright has enabled him to pass the examination held by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) to be a qualified Trademark, Patent, Industrial Design and Copyright Agent in Malaysia.

Throughout this endeavour, Sashi attained well-developed public speaking skills from conducting several trainings and seminars on Intellectual Property Awareness and IP-Clinics for Local Universities, such as UTM, UM, UITM, local & Foreign companies, as well organizations and associations, such as Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX), DAIKIN R & D Centre, MIMOS, CTFA Malaysia. His proven strong customer service skills have led him to become the go-to expert in providing consultations on trademark, patent, industrial design and copyright for many clients.

Malay (Bahasa Malaysia)