Growth at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

We are delighted to announce that Dr Justin Dibbens (pictured) and his boutique IP practice, Dibbens Intellectual Property, has joined Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. This growth marks a strategic step forward for POF, as we continue to expand and strengthen our professional capabilities and service offering to clients.

POF is widely regarded as one of the leading intellectual property firms in Australia. Our professionals have a broad range of technical expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, physics, ICT, engineering and medical technology. We understand that our clients expect a high level of technical expertise and eJustinDibbensFLWebxcellent service, and in the changing landscape, we believe this expansion will enable us to add further value to our clients’ portfolios.

Dibbens Intellectual Property has a deep understanding of all aspects of intellectual property from protection to commercialisation. The firm’s Principal, Dr Justin Dibbens, has specialist expertise in the life sciences having worked in this field for over 15 years. Justin also has a PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Adelaide.

Like POF, Dibbens Intellectual Property takes a holistic approach to intellectual property which acknowledges that capturing, protecting and enforcing IP rights is just one aspect of the overall commercialisation journey. Justin has assisted numerous clients in the commercialisation of IP rights, and has expertise in the area of technology transfer gained during his time in the university sector.

Graham Cowin, Managing Partner of POF says, “This is an exciting time for intellectual property, and we have been looking at ways we can add further value to our clients’ businesses. This move strengthens both our technical and commercial expertise. We look forward to supporting our clients through additional knowledge, increased resources and continuing to provide commercially effective and pragmatic advice.”

We are excited about this new venture and welcome the opportunity to provide further support and value to our clients.

Graham Cowin, Consultant

Graham Cowin, Former POF Attorney


Graham joined POF in 1975, heralding the beginning of a long and successful career. He achieved his professional registration as a Patent and Trade Marks Attorney in 1978 and, as a key member of our Engineering team,  Graham honed his patent specification drafting skills working extensively with Australian-based clients.