Dr Januar Yap

Position:Principal
Email:januar.yap@spruson.com
Januar Yap

IP Qualifications

Qualification
Master of Industrial Property

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year of Completion
Master of Industrial PropertyUniversity of Technology Sydney2013
Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Queensland2005
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical Engineering) University of Queensland2000

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Sales EngineerJNP Lighting2009-2010
Business ManagerEvielicious2009
RF Design EngineerMesaplexx 2008
Research FellowMacquarie University2005-2008

Fellowships/Memberships/Affiliations

Organisation Level
Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of AustraliaFellow
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New ZealandMember
Golden Key International Honour SocietyMember

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
WO 2013/013267Power Apparatus
WO 2013/006905Medication Management System
WO 2014/153592Reconfigurable Power Apparatus
WO 2014/194345Real-time rotation, shift, scale and skew visual recognition system
WO 2015/113105Fabricating Lenses using Gravity
WO 2015/157805Parking System
WO 2016/011479Planar Sensor Array
WO 2016/000014A Method and System for Vehicle Rental
WO 2015/192167Wideband High-Gain Resonant Cavity Antenna
WO 2016/054672Stadium Antenna
WO 2018/053568Systems and Methods for Accessing a Database Management System
WO 2018/045409A Method for Fabricating Lenses
WO 2017/100821Apparatus and Method for an Interactive Entertainment Media Device
WO 2018/112496Tree Structured CRF with Unary Potential Function using Action Unit Features of Other Segments as Context Feature

Selected Publications – industry/IP specific

Publications
A switched-beam antenna of monopoles housed in a radial guide with transition to free space – Microwave and Optical Technology Letters – October 2004
An investigation into channel prediction algorithms for a switched-beam smart antenna system – Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications 2004
A switched-beam radial horn antenna design – Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications 2004
Software Patents Worldwide – Australia Chapter
Australian Patent Office releases new Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions – Spruson website
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Drafting
  • Prosecution
  • Opposition
  • Litigation support

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal Processing
  • Medical Devices
  • Radio Frequency Electrical Devices
  • Electronic Circuits

Research/industry background:

General technical areas:

  • Antenna design
  • Antenna feed network
  • Wireless channel prediction
  • Signal processing

Honours research:

  •  Wireless communication through a human body

PhD research:

  • Smart antenna system with channel prediction algorithms

Industry experience:

  • Antenna design
  • Antenna feed network

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