Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Lawyer

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers

Malcolm is a Principal 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.


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


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

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Legal Services


Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Life Sciences