BSc(Hons) GDipIPLaw LLB(Hons) PhD MRACI CChem FIPTA

Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Neil Ireland, Partner Neil Ireland, Partner
Office location
Melbourne
Service locations
Melbourne
Geelong
Regional Victoria
Department
Chemistry and Life Sciences
Service areas
Patents
Expertise
Chemistry
Life Sciences
Materials Science
Nanotechnology
Pharmaceuticals
Specialities
Agrochemicals
Chemical/Pharmaceutical separation and purification
Cosmetics
Food processing and technology
Livestock feed
Macromolecular chemistry
Materials
Nanotechnology
Organic chemistry
Pharmaceuticals
Polymers
Separation technologies
Specialty chemicals
Surface chemistry
Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1989
PhD, University of Melbourne, 1994
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, 1997
Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne, 1998
Bachelor of Law (Hons), Deakin University, 2005
Direct telephone
+613 9622 2259
Email
neil.ireland@pof.com.au
Year joined
1996
Year qualified
1997
Memberships
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Ausbiotech (Delegate)
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About Neil

Neil is a partner in the Chemistry and Life Sciences practice group. He has 20 years’ patenting experience across a wide range of chemical technologies, with particular expertise in pharmaceutically active small molecules, polymers and nanotechnology. He specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals areas, where he assists clients in obtaining patent protection in Australia and other jurisdictions of interest.

Prior to joining the firm, Neil worked in the research and development division of the Australian subsidiary of an international food company. This industrial experience assists Neil in understanding intellectual property issues from a client’s perspective.

Neil majored in Chemistry at university. The research covered in his thesis entitled, ‘Total Synthesis of Tropoloisoquinoline Alkaloids Imerubrine and Grandirubrine’, has led to him being a co-author of six research publications in the chemistry field. Neil was awarded the Institute Prize by the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia for high academic achievement in the qualifying examinations.