Patent and Trade Marks Attorney
- Office location
- Service location
- Chemistry and Life Sciences
- Service areas
- Clean technology
- Life sciences
- Materials science
- Animal health
- Drug delivery
- Environmental technology
- Macromolecular chemistry
- Medical technology
- Organic chemistry
- Surface chemistry
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) University of Melbourne, 1979
- Master of Science, University of Melbourne, 1983
- Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, 1989
- Direct telephone
- +613 9622 2261
- +613 9614 1867
- Year joined
- Year qualified
- The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
- The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Ray is the firm’s Chemistry and Life Sciences team coordinator. He has drafting experience in pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, polymers, agrochemicals, nanotechnology, mining chemicals and cosmetics.
Ray’s current practice involves advising clients and drafting patent applications and obtaining and enforcing patent rights for major Australian and overseas clients. He has also been involved in handling large oppositions, providing opinions on infringement and freedom to operate and supporting litigation for clients. He also specialises in advising clients on strategies for building a patent portfolio in Australia and internationally.
After graduating, Ray was resident tutor in chemistry at the University College of Melbourne University. His postgraduate studies examined the synthesis of tetracyclic anticancer drugs.
Ray joined ICI Australia in 1983, working initially as a synthetic chemist in herbicide research before transferring to the patent section 1984. Between 1984 and 1991, Ray was responsible for liaising with technical staff at ICI Australia and drafting patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, pesticides, polymers and explosives. Ray was also responsible for prosecuting applications overseas particularly in the US and Europe, and for reviewing and supervising maintenance of patent portfolios of several ICI operating groups in Australia.
Ray has been identified in the ALB Intellectual Property Law Guide (March 2009) for his chemistry IP work and in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2010/2011) as “extremely competent, reliable and accessible”.