Fredrick Omukubi Otswong’o - Technical Director & Chief Executive Officer
Fred is the founding Intellectual Property Technical Director and Lead Consultant of Random Forks Intellectual Property Group Ltd (RFIP) since 2013, a position he took up after serving as a patent examiner in the fields of biotechnology, natural & biomedical sciences at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) from 2000 during which he examined more than 300 patent applications. Currently, Fred is a registered Intellectual Property Agent and Patent Attorney with KIPI authorized to practice industrial property rights in Kenya. So far, Fred has assisted more than 80 inventors to draft and file patent application locally, regionally and internationally.
Fred holds a Masters’ of Science Degree and a Bachelors’ of Science Degree in Biochemistry. In addition, Fred has several Intellectual Property Law Advanced Certificates in patents, patent claim drafting & searches, trademark and industrial design registration, E-Commerce, IP Management, copyright and plant breeders’ rights from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy, Geneva, Switzerland. He has also attended and acquired a Certificate in Senior Management Course from the Kenya School of Management and attended training workshops and seminars held at Swedish Agricultural University, Michigan State University and USPTO in USA, Wageningen University and Research in The Netherlands, Oxford University in UK and OHIM in Spain. Prior to that,
Fred has been a Graduate Teacher at Starehe Boys’ Centre & School, Nairobi and District Tourist Officer in Kwale, South Coast in Kenya.
Today, Fred Otswong’o is an authority in matters concerning intellectual property management, awareness creation and training. He is the substantive patent drafting officer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) and a member of Biochemical Society of Kenya, Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya and African Biotechnology Stakeholders’ Forum.
Telephone: +254 722 874069