Komal Pahwa

Patent Attorney, Sydney | BSc(Hons), Master of Physics, PhD(Physics), Master in IP Law

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Komal is a patent attorney in the physics/engineering team. She graduated from the Guru Nanak Dev University in India with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Physics, and for both degrees achieved distinction and Gold Medal.

Complementary to her academic studies, Komal was a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. In this position, she was seconded at “M Squared Lasers” where she was involved in engineering and developing the fibre laser system into a new commercial product, designing and developing atom-interferometers, gravity sensing devices and quantum technology subsystems.

Komal has a broad range of scientific research experience in physics and engineering, with particular knowledge in the fields of laser optics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics.

Her current practice includes drafting provisional and complete AU patent specifications, drafting technical arguments to support patent applications during prosecution phase, conducting prior art searching and advising clients on freedom to operate matters, and providing infringement and validity advice on patent applications.

Areas of expertise

  • Patents
  • Physics
  • Medical Technologies
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Photonics
  • Lasers & optical devices
  • Telecommunication
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Image sensing technology and devices


  • Bachelor of Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
  • Master of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
  • PhD in Physics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne, Australia




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