Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has some of the most highly qualified and experienced patent and trade marks attorneys in Australia. We can assist you in all aspects of IP protection, including drafting, filing, prosecution, strategic advice, searching, portfolio management and renewals.

Our patent attorneys in Sydney have extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a wide range of technologies. We can also provide advice and support in relation to other aspects of intellectual property. This includes managing IP portfolios and providing freedom to operate and validity advice.

Bsc (Photonics) (Hons 1) MIP

Matthew has first class honours degree in physics, majoring in photonics and has over 10 years of IP experience. Matthew practices primarily 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. Matthew also has a keen interest in the fields of nanotechnology and near-Earth space technology which has exposed Matthew to the importance of computational analysis of complex systems and problems.

BSc(Hons), PhD, GDipIP

Mary is an Irish, UK and European qualified patent attorney with over a decade’s experience in IP. She is also a qualified Irish and Community trademark and design attorney (EU), and an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney.

BSc (1st Class Hons) PhD MIP

Jon brings invaluable international and local IP-related experience to POF. His experience extends to seven years scientific research work in Japan, intellectual property management in the UK, and broad-ranging patent and trade marks attorney experience in both Sydney and Melbourne.


Debra has over 27 years’ experience in patents and trade marks. Her practice includes advising clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical industries concentrating on management, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. This includes drafting of applications, prosecution and all aspects of litigation ensuring adequate protection for the client.