Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

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.

 

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

Memberships

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Ausbiotech (Delegate)

Service locations

Melbourne, Geelong, Regional Victoria

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