Our Chemistry and Life Sciences team comprises patent attorneys and trade marks attorneys with a wealth of industry experience in assisting local and international clients to protect their intellectual property (IP). The team is the largest and most diverse practice group at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, with the qualifications and experience to effectively safeguard your IP in all areas of chemistry, biotechnology and the life sciences in general.

Each of our professionals is an expert in their field, and many have extensive post-graduate research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Australian National University and the CSIRO.

The team has specialist experience in:

  • Agriculture
  • Agrochemicals
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomarkers
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Catalysts
  • Cell biology
  • Clean technology
  • Cosmetics
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug design
  • Food technology
  • Gene therapies
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • In vivo models
  • Medical devices
  • Materials
  • Microbiology
  • Minerals processing
  • Molecular biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Nucleic acids
  • Oncology
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photonics
  • Plant breeder’s rights
  • Plant physiology
  • Polymers
  • Protein engineering
  • Reproductive biology
  • Small RNA molecules
  • Stem cell biology
  • Therapeutics

Working with us

You can expect:

  • bespoke IP protection to meet your individual objectives
  • highly responsive and helpful attorneys
  • excellent service
  • cost-effective IP protection
  • unparalleled IP knowledge in the chemistry and life sciences space.

Who to contact

BSc(Hons) MCommrclLaw PhD FIPTA GAICD

Mark’s work focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in Australia and internationally, due diligence, freedom to operate and invalidity advice for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health and medical device industries.

To find out more, please contact

Mark at mark.wickham@pof.com.au