Sang Nkhwazi Chatonda Mtika Rohan Patel
Sang Nkhwazi, Mancunium IP, Patents
Director


Prior to Mancunium IP, Sang worked for a firm of European Patent Attorneys in Northampton, where he gained widespread experience in all substantive matters of Intellectual Property practice.
Sang has a BEng(Hons) in Electronics & Communications Engineering from The University of Nottingham, where he specialised in Integrated Circuits, Embedded Microprocessor Systems and Software Engineering. He holds a Masters Degree in the Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.

He is an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys(CIPA). He has represented clients whose technologies have included Nanotechnology, Energy Saving devices, Medical devices, Wireless devices, Mechanical devices, Anti-theft systems, Aquatic inventions, Sports related inventions and many other technologies. He also has experience with Trade Marks and Design registration work, including filing of oppositions and prosecution of applications, conducting Audits, free to use or clearance searches and drafting goods & services specifications.

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Chatonda has years of management and technical experience obtained prior to Mancunium IP. Most recently, he served as Chief Scientist for Algis, a Machine Vision startup in Vancouver, Canada, leading the development of an automatic lumber grading system. Here, he set up strategic business and technology goals for the corporation and interfaced with customers, translating their ideas into prototypes.

Prior to joining Algis, Chatonda held senior Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engineering positions with Motorola and Philips Semiconductors, developing cellular handsets. He was the vocoder engineer on the Motorola V60T handset. Chatonda has a BEng (Hons) from London South Bank University and a PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, both in Electrical Engineering. His thesis work was on Wavelets and Image Processing. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fulbright and British Council scholar.

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Rohan Patel, Mancunium IP Biotechnology Specialist

Rohan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) Biotechnology in 2005. He then went on to undertake studies towards an MSc in Management of Intellectual Property at QMUL, followed by research at the University of Toronto in the field of Bioinformatics/Systems Biology.

Previously, Rohan had held various positions, including most recently as Intellectual Property Analyst with an organization based on the University of California, Davis campus. Here, he specialized in intellectual property issues relating to agriculture, biotechnology and biofuels/renewable energy.

Rohan has experience in Patent drafting, IP landscapes, and technology commercialization.

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