Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Lawyer

Malcolm Bell, Partner
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers
Melbourne

Malcolm is a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers. His practice is split between litigious matters and his work as a patent attorney.

Malcolm’s patent attorney practice includes all aspects of patent, trade mark and design work including drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent and trade mark applications and providing infringement and validity advice. At University, Malcolm’s science major was chemistry, with his Honours year specialising in Inorganic Chemistry. Consequently, his patent work has an emphasis on chemical and related fields.

Malcolm is also experienced in running opposition matters before both the Patent Office and Trade Marks Office, including appearing as an advocate. In the course of his legal practice, he has acted in patent matters covering a range of technologies, from simple mechanical devices to the more complex area of pharmaceuticals, polymer chemistry and plant biotechnology. A number of these have been part of international disputes.

Malcolm also has extensive experience in trade mark, design, copyright and trade practices litigation.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1987
Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne, 1987
Admitted to legal practice, 1987
Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, 1996
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, 1994

Memberships

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Law Institute of Victoria
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Service location

Melbourne

Service areas

Legal Services

Expertise

Chemistry
Copyright
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Life Sciences
Litigation
Pharmaceuticals

Specialities

Oppositions
Polymers