Vale Graham Cowin

It is with great sadness that we advise that our former Managing Partner, Graham Cowin, passed away suddenly last weekend.

Graham’s career commenced as an Examiner of Patents with the Australian Patents Office.  He became a registered Patent Attorney in 1978 after joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in 1975. Ten years later he became a partner with the firm, and was Managing Partner from 2005 until 2015. His contribution to our firm for well over 40 years was extraordinary.

He was incredibly well-respected by his peers and within the world of IP. Graham was a Councilor of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) for many years from 1996 with various responsibilities including Convener of the Education Committee, Chair of the IPTA Academy of Education, and a member of the Ethics and Disputes Committee. He was elected President of IPTA in 2011.

Our thoughts are with his wife Helen, his children Andrew and Prue, friends and colleagues at this sad time.