Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

David joined the firm in 1983, but took a hiatus to work in the Intellectual Property Department of ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca) in England during 1986-1987.

David’s current practice involves patent drafting, prosecution and pharmaceutical extension of term and opposition work. He specialises in pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, mineral processing and other chemical related patents.

David is a senior fellow of the Faculty of Law at Melbourne University, where he lectures in Patent Systems and Interpretation and Validity of Patent Specifications. He is also a Council Member for the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA). He has been identified in the ALB Intellectual Property Law Guide (March 2009) for his chemistry intellectual property work.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Pharmacology), Monash University, 1983
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, 1988

Memberships

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute
International Federation of Patent Attorneys
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Asian Patent Attorneys Association

Service locations

Melbourne, Western Australia

Service areas

Patents, Plant Breeder's Rights/Variety Rights

Expertise

Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Life Sciences
Materials Science
Nanotechnology
Pharmaceuticals
Plants and Agriculture

Specialities

Aqua culture
Catalysts
Drug delivery
Medical imaging
Mining
Nanoparticles
Nutrition
Organic chemistry
Plant biotechnology
Separation technologies
Surface chemistry
Water treatment