POF welcomes new Senior Associate and fintech specialist, Matthew Ford

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is delighted to welcome our newest Senior Associate, Matthew Ford, who has recently joined the Electronics, Physics and IT (EPIT) Team in our Sydney office.

Matthew has a first class honours degree in physics, majoring in photonics and has over 10 years of experience in the IP field. He practices in the fields of physics, electrical engineering and computer technologies, specialising in lasers, optical fibres, photovoltaic devices and various optical network devices for the telecommunications industry. More recently, Matthew has focussed on assisting local Australian clients, particularly start-ups, with protecting their IP and gaining commercial traction.

Matthew has also previously worked as a fintech specialist, and enjoys working with early-stage companies, watching their ideas transform into commercial products.

POF Managing Partner, Ross McFarlane has stated “We’re looking forward to working alongside Matthew and the unique set of skills and expertise that he will bring to our growing Sydney office. Sydney is a big focus for POF, and we’re thrilled to have Matthew on board.”