Following graduation, Andrew gained two years’ industrial experience as an engineer in the packaging industry, before commencing with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in 1989. He has almost 30 years’ intellectual property (IP) experience in the mechanical and civil engineering fields.
Andrew acts for a broad range of clients and has extensive experience in the filing and securing of IP rights through patents, trade marks and designs throughout the world. Andrew’s clients are active in the automotive, mining, packaging, medical device, construction and manufacturing industries. In addition to drafting and prosecution services, Andrew also provides infringement and strategic advice.
Andrew regularly conducts client seminars and has co-authored various papers on IP topics. In 2005, Andrew completed a Master class in US Patent Drafting.
Andrew is a past President of AIPPI Australia, which is the Australian chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Andrew is now the AIPPI Australia representative on the AIPPI International Communications Committee. Both of these roles have allowed him to stay at the forefront of local and international developments in IP.
Melbourne, Geelong, Regional Victoria, Sydney, Queensland