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Akanksha Dahiya

Associate Principal | BEng (Elec & Telecom), MEng (Telecom), MIP Law
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About Akanksha

Excited about innovations in quantum computing, AI, and space technology.

Akanksha is a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney specialising in electronics, telecommunications, and software.

Commencing her intellectual property career in 2007, although serendipitously, Akanksha hasn’t looked back. For Akanksha, it’s the combination of tech and law that keeps her hooked. Over the years, Akanksha has gained wide-ranging experience in patent prosecution, patent analytics, and portfolio management by working for different types of businesses including IP service firms, a large multinational corporation, and patent attorney firms.  

Akanksha’ s practice primarily includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in Australia and internationally. She also has extensive experience in conducting infringement, validity, and freedom to operate assessments. She is an expert in dealing with complex patentable subject matter rejections.

She enjoys working closely with local clients, which gives her the opportunity to help setup and manage internal IP processes for clients, educate engineers on the importance of IP, and help clients capture and assess their inventions.


  • Named as a ‘Rising Star’ by IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property, 2018-2019
  • Ranked as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2020-2021
  • Awarded the ‘Institute Prize’ by the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) for being the best new qualified patent attorney that year, 2016


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Telecommunications), University of Pune, India
  • Master of Engineering (Telecommunications), University of Melbourne
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney


  • Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 10 March 2022

Australia’s High Court to consider the patentability of computer implemented inventions

Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 24 November 2021

Commissioner wins Jackpot – Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies

Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 20 August 2021

AI as an inventor – Implications of the DABUS Decision

Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 11 June 2020

Australian Federal Court clarifies that a machine is not a scheme or an idea

Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 26 May 2020

Schemes, per se, still unpatentable in Australia

Latest articles authored by Akanksha Dahiya — 16 September 2019

Australian patentable subject matter – is your invention patentable or an abstract idea?


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