Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Team

Biruntha Mooruthi (Biru)
Vice President 
Head of Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services 

Biruntha is an intellectual property management and technology commercialisation specialist with broad experience in technology transfer and commercialisation domains. She is also a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agent with the Malaysian Intellectual Property Organisation. Biruntha had an eventful career with reputable organisations in intellectual property management, open innovation, technology commercialisation, marketing strategy and managing national driven programs in the technology transfer and IP commercialisation areas by supporting and facilitating universities, research organisations and companies from various industries.

Biruntha started her career in IP as a patent specialist with one of the leading IP firms in Malaysia, Patrick Mirandah & Co. She gained extensive experience in the preparation, drafting and prosecution of patent applications for the ICT, semi-conductor, electronics and electro-mechanical domains.

Succeeding her career in patents, Biruntha joined British Telecoms (BT), UK’s largest telecommunication company, as an Industry Partnership expert where she specialised in technology transfer and commercialisation of BT’s R&D in the South East Asia region, developing strategic partnership channels for BT with the local government based agencies, universities and private organisations. In addition, she had the experience of extracting commercial benefits from R&D and identifying potential licensing opportunities for BT. She was successful in managing a multi-million ringgit R&D grant which focuses on innovative R&D for BT’s Digital Home and 21CN technologies, established licensing opportunities for Malaysian SMEs and conducted major IP commercialisation centric tradeshows in peninsular Malaysia. She has evaluated and consulted over 300 Malaysian SMEs in the ICT spectrum through BT’s Open Innovation Programme. Biruntha expanded her career by accepting a regional role as a Marketing Director with an ICT company. She was responsible for the company’s marketing and IP strategy, MSC corporate affairs and also led the commercialisation grant initiatives.

Currently, Biruntha plays a dual role as the Vice President and Head of IP Commercialisation Services in PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM). She successfully managed a national programme called the High Impact Programme 2 – Technology Commercialisation Platform under the SME Masterplan 2012-2020 from 2014-2016. She is actively involved in the commercialisation of intellectual property rights at national level arising from stakeholders such as universities, public research institutes and SMEs where she has contributed significantly on the establishment of technology transfer and IP commercialisation best practices in Malaysia. Biruntha is also an IP Valuation specialist who leads a team of IP valuers.

Biruntha was appointed as a member judge of the International Panel of Judges for Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX), Malaysia in 2006, 2008 and 2009, 2016. She is also a member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and a qualified patent, trademark and industrial design agent with the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office. She is also a certified patent drafter by FICPI under the South East Asian FICPI Patent Drafting Course (SEAD). Biruntha has an MBA from Victoria University, Australia and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, United Kingdom.

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Abdur Rahim Sirajudin
Manager, Patents
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Rahim’s expertise lies in the area of Intellectual Property; primarily in patent, and followed by trademark, industrial design and copyright matters. Rahim is well versed to provide prior art & novelty search report, patent drafting for various types of inventions; and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinion and validity opinion for pre-litigation works. Rahim is also well versed in filing and prosecuting patent applications in Malaysia and other foreign jurisdictions such as United States (USPTO), European (EPO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) and many more. Rahim was also exposed to filing and prosecuting trademark, industrial design and copyright applications in Malaysia and foreign countries.

Prior to joining PlaTCOM, Rahim was a Patent Specialist in a major IP boutique firm in Kuala Lumpur, where he managed patent portfolios for a wide range of local and international notable clients; mostly in chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Rahim has accumulated about 8 years of experience in IP prior to joining PlaTCOM.

Rahim has gained extensive familiarity in strategic IP protection, conducting prior art searches for novelty, patent drafting for various types of inventions as well as patent filing and prosecution in Malaysia and international jurisdictions; including the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Rahim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
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Vishnu Dharma A/L V Gunnasegaram
Manager, Patents
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Vishnu graduated from University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia, with Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Prior to accepting this position, he was a Senior Patent Consultant in Advanz Fidelis. He has 8 years of working experience in Patent. He was responsible in patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent infringement analysis, patent searches and patent invalidation analysis, liaising with MyIPO & IP Australia & International Bureau, provide consultation services to inventors and clients on patent protection.

Prior to joining PlaTCOM, Vishnu was a Patent Specialist in a major IP boutique firm in Kuala Lumpur, where he managed patent portfolios for a wide range of local and international notable clients.


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Shahida Nafishah Jamaludin
Manager, Business Development
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Shahida graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons).  Prior to accepting this position, she served as the Assistant Director of Marketing, Business Development and Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Dept at MyIPO and before that, she was a Legal Officer. She has more than 7 years of working experience in legal, trademark and raising awareness through outreach programmes. In MyIPO, she was responsible for many public relations activities i.e speaker for talks and networking, key person in organising corporate programmes as well as delivering awareness and outreach programmes. She was also involved in writing reports and articles for seminars and other activities by MyIPO.

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Ms. Nur Hazwah Mohd Amin
Senior Executive, Patents & Valuation
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Nur Hazwah Binti Mohd Amin is a Senior IP Executive in PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd. Holds a degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Universiti of Selangor (UNISEL). Have 6 years of experience in handling IP matters especially in Patent for local and international clients. She has also gained experience in handling trademark and industrial design applications.

Prior to joining PlaTCOM, she had joined two Intellectual Property boutiques in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur as Patent Executive and Paralegal respectively where she managed patent portfolios including MIMOS, MARDI, Sime Darby, Telekom, LGM and also local universities such as UTM, UPM, UKM, UteM, UIA and UPSI. She also had experience in handling patent search workshops for local universities and Agensi Nuklear Malaysia.

Hazwah has gained familiarity in strategic IP protection, patent drafting for various types of inventions as well as patent prosecution in Malaysia and international jurisdictions including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Hazwah has attended and passed the South East Asian Drafting (SEAD) course in Hong Kong 2010.

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Phang Sound Pien
Senior Executive, Patents
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Phang S.P. is a Senior Executive of Intellectual Property Service with thirteen years of working experience. Having graduated from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he worked in a world renowned multinational company for several years as an engineer, after which he furthered his study in Yuan-Ze University of Taiwan, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Communications Engineering.

Prior to joining PlaTCOM Ventures, he served in several prominent Intellectual Property firms in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, where he worked with renowned British and Malaysian patent attorneys. He is well-versed in intellectual property knowledge and patent prosecution. His fields of expertise include electrical, electronics, telecommunications, mechanical, software, etc. He has a wide experience in conducting Patent Search, drafting Patent Specifications, responding to Office Actions, performing Freedom to Operate Analysis, and consulting clients on intellectual property matters.
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Dhanalachumi
Senior Executive, Trademark & ID
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Dhana graduated from Multimedia University, Melaka with a Bachelor of Law (Hons). Prior to accepting this position, she served as a Legal Assistant and last position as IP Head at Thompson Associates. She has more than 4 years of working experience – diversified experience in legal, trademark and patent.

In Thompson Associates, she was tasked in handling trademark prosecutions portfolio in Malaysia and overseas as well as conducting trademark/proprietor search and drafting submissions/arguments in response to office actions. She was also responsible in managing patent portfolio and filing of patent/PCT applications and assisting in foreign filings.
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Sherry Sokmum
Senior Executive, Legal & Trademark
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Sherry graduated from University Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Master’s Degree in Law. Prior to accepting this position, she was working in UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd. as a Legal Manager. In that role, she was tasked to manage multiple teams & projects, drafting, handling and executing all agreements, copyright & trademark application with MyIPO.

Sherry has a thorough knowledge of commercial contracts, corporate agreements & matters and IP related matters. She is also a registered Trademark Agent and a member of IP Community of Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIII).
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Wan Sher Leen
Senior Executive, Patents
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Sher Leen has been in the field of intellectual property since year 2009, and is capable of handling all forms of intellectual property. However, her main focus is on patent. After a year of drafting numerous patent specifications from mechanical to biotechnological inventions, she started consulting and advising clients on patents, from filing to prosecution to strategy management.

She was with 2 other intellectual property firms in Malaysia before joining PlaTCOM Ventures’ intellectual property team in November 2017. She attended the South East Asian Drafting (SEAD) Training Course organised by FICPI in year 2013 and is a certified patent drafter under FICPI. She also attended a number of patent conferences, namely Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) in Penang, Malaysia and Okinawa, Japan in year 2013 and 2014 respectively. Besides patent prosecutions in Malaysia, Sher Leen is also familiar with patent prosecutions in foreign countries in Asia, Europe and US. Sher Leen graduated from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry in the year of 2008. Sher Leen’s mother tongue is Mandarin but she is well-versed in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. Apart from these, she is also capable of speaking and reading Korean.
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Kameel Kaur Bassi
Senior Executive, Patents
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Kameel graduated from INTI International University, with Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons). Prior to accepting this position, she was a Senior Patent and Industrial Design Specialist in Mirandah Asia.

She has more than 3 years of working experience with particular focus on patent prosecution and drafting, filing and registration of industrial designs. Her areas of practice are end-to-end process of patent which includes advising clients on patentability of inventions, pre-filing issues & formalities, drafting patent specifications, conduct patent & industrial design searches, maintaining the clients’ patent portfolio and ensure adequate protection for the client. Her works naturally focuses around clients in the life sciences and biotechnology industries, assisting both local and multinational businesses in these sectors right up to the grant stage.
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Aimi Athirah Binti Zainal Abidin
Executive, Patents 
Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Services

Aimi graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Prior to accepting this position, she served as a Patent Associate at IPVolusi Sdn Bhd. She has more than 2 years of working experience in patent.

In APVolusi Sdn Bhd, she was tasked in performing patent search and preparing patent specifications in various technologies. She is also responsible in providing advice on intellectual property rights to inventors and manufacturers for right-to-use and patentability opinions, filing and prosecuting applications up to grant and preparing patent documents and application to MyIPO.
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