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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
University of Cape Town, 1998
PhD Chemistry, University of Cape Town, 2003
Masters of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney, 2016

Memberships

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Service location

Melbourne

Service areas

Patents

Expertise

Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Clean Technology
Materials Science
Nanotechnology
Pharmaceuticals

Specialities

Catalysts
Coatings and Composites
Nanotechnology
Organic Chemistry
Organometallics
Petrochemicals
Polymers
Process Chemistry
Separation Technologies
Surface Chemistry
Synthetic Chemistry
Electrochemical Devices
Printing Technologies
Minerals Processing
Surfactants
Advanced Manufacturing
Oil and Gas