Founder and the Managing Director of Invenxer Sdn. Bhd. In Invenxer, Ikhwan is an IP Consultant and a Registered Malaysian Patent Agent. As an IP Consultant, he advises entrepreneurs, inventors, and the public in general on strategies for protecting, managing, and commercializing their IP.

As a registered patent agent, he assists inventors and technology producers in identifying their inventions, performing patentability searches, preparing the patent specification, filing the patent application, and finally managing communication with the patent office (i.e., MyIPO).

He was a former Director of the Business Development Division of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).

Ikhwan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Back in 2003, he joined MyIPO as a patent examiner in the field of Mechanical Engineering and from there he held various positions before being promoted to the post of Business Development Division Director in 2019.

He is also an active speaker and trainer on intellectual property-related matters, he has been invited frequently as a judging panel for innovation awards and R&D-related funding purposes.

For the past 18 years, he has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in patent search and examination, patent drafting, IP valuation, IP commercialization, technology transfer, and other IP and innovation-related matters due to his involvement through hands-on experience or formal training and workshops.

He is a certified Local IP Valuer after undergoing IP Valuation Training organized by MyIPO and the World Trade Institute (WTI) in 2014. In 2013, he co-authored the Patent Drafting Manual for Beginners for MyIPO and other colleagues from MyIPO.

He has also undergone the Southeast Asian Patent Drafting Training Course (SEAD), organized by the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

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(i) IP Valuation Training Course by MyIPO & World Trade Institute (WTI), Mar-May 2013 (1st Batch) & Sep-Oct 2013 (2nd Batch)

(ii) IP Valuation Masterclass, Global IP Valuation Conference (GIPVC), 6-7 Nov 2013 by MyIPO

(iii) IP Valuation Enhancement Training, Mar-Apr 2014 by MyIPO

(iv) Certified Patent Valuation Analysis (CPVA), Singapore, 20-21 Oct 2014