Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Matthew is a patent attorney specialising in the chemical sciences and related technology areas. He works with Australian and international clients to protect their inventions across a diverse range of technologies, including polymers, coatings and composites, electrochemical devices, catalysis, minerals processing, materials science, printing and oil and gas technologies. Matthew’s practice includes drafting of patent specifications for Australian universities, research organisations and corporates, and prosecution of local and international patent applications.

Matthew brings to his practice more than a decade of industrial R&D experience at a multinational chemical company. As a named inventor on 12 PCT applications and a technical expert, Matthew was responsible for developing a global patent portfolio in the field of ethylene oligomerisation technology, as well as conducting patent landscape studies focusing on freedom-to-operate and competitor intelligence. His in-house experience of developing, protecting and commercialising innovative technologies enables him to provide pragmatic advice to clients on securing their intellectual property.

Matthew’s industrial and academic background has equipped him with particular expertise in polymers, catalysts, chemical synthesis, oil and gas technologies, and process scale-up, piloting and commercialisation. He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a Masters of Intellectual Property from the University of Technology Sydney.


Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2017
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2017
Masters of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney, 2016
PhD Chemistry, University of Cape Town, 2003
Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Cape Town, 1998


Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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Chemical Engineering
Clean Technology
Materials Science


Coatings and Composites
Organic Chemistry
Process Chemistry
Separation Technologies
Surface Chemistry
Synthetic Chemistry
Electrochemical Devices
Printing Technologies
Minerals Processing
Advanced Manufacturing
Oil and Gas