- B.Sc. (Hons) 1972 (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
- FCIS (Lond) 1980
- LL.B. (Hons) 1987 (University of Buckingham)
- CLP (Hons) 1988 (Universiti of Malaya)
- Registered Patent, Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent (Malaysia)
- Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent (Singapore)
- Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (Non-practicing)
Mr. Kandiah has experience in assisting local and foreign clients in obtaining patents, registered trademarks and registered designs, having done so since 1987. Has has vast experience in assisting inventors in obtaining strong patents that provide broader scope of exclusivity of the invention; conducting freedom to operate (FTO) analysis; conducting patent, design infringement analysis; assisting ip owners obtain favourable terms in licensing of their IP right; creating new products or processes together with clients that do not infringe third party patent or design rights; carrying out valuation of patents. assisting clients in the formulation of their IP strategy and management of IP assets.
He has also been appointed as part-time professor, lecturer and examiner on Intellectual property Rights at Manipal International University, Nilai, Malaysia for its Bachelor Degree Course.
Mr. Kandiah has been identified as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey and was counsel in several landmark cases on IP law in Malaysia. Mr. Kandiah has presented numerous papers at IP and technology conferences in Malaysia and overseas. He is a Past President of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and the Malaysian chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), former member of the Management Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).
As a resource person for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), he has been invited to share his expertise on the IP system in many countries such as Mongolia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Fiji Island, Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh (for which he was also engaged to draft the Regulations to the Trademark Act 2009).