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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.


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


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


Chemical Engineering
Life Sciences
Materials Science
Plants and Agriculture


Aqua culture
Drug delivery
Medical imaging
Organic chemistry
Plant biotechnology
Separation technologies
Surface chemistry
Water treatment