Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Adam has over a decade of commercial research and development experience and is qualified in both electronic engineering and applied physics, having obtained dual Bachelor degrees with Honours from RMIT University.

Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF), Adam was a Design Engineer at NEC, a Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products. At NEC, Adam predominantly worked on 3GPP and LTE standards-based wireless platforms for use in smartphones, contributing to the NEC intellectual property (IP) portfolio as an inventor.

Earlier in his career, Adam also worked as an acoustics consultant on the Burj Al Arab, Dubai and is still passionate about the production, control, transmission, and reception of sound.

However, it was during his time at NEC that Adam developed an interest in IP law, particularly the laws relating to the protection of innovations and inventions as they apply to patents.

In 2015, Adam completed his Master of Intellectual Property Law, both to consolidate his experience in IP commercialisation, but also to meet the knowledge requirements for registration as a patent attorney.  Adam joined POF in 2016 as a Trainee Patent Attorney.

Adam’s background provides him with an in depth understanding of a wide range of embedded devices and electronic inventions. He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in these areas for both local and international clients.


Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2018
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2018
Master of Intellectual Property, UTS, 2015
Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Technical Communication) Swinburne University, 2010
Bachelor of Science (Physics), RMIT University, 2004
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication) (Hons), RMIT University, 2004

Service location


Service areas

Patents, IP Research


Elec. Engineering
ICT & Software
IP Research


Semiconductors and integrated circuits
Embedded systems
Radio frequency (RF) systems
Digital signal processing (DSP)
Patent searching