A Director of the Firm, Paul holds a B.Biomed.Sci. majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. His B.Biomed.Sci.(Hons) year was his introduction to applied research, where he used biophysical and biological tools to investigate the causative gene of hereditary sex-linked anaemia in mice. Paul continued his applied research in the completion of a Ph.D. in Biophysics in which he performed spectroscopic, computational and informatic studies on the prion protein.

In 2003, Paul began his career in the Intellectual Property Profession when he joined a Japanese Patent Attorney Firm and worked in Osaka, Japan, for two years. Paul largely provided advice to non-Japanese IP Owners in relation to Japanese Patent Law and its landscape. With his physics, computational, chemical and biochemical backgrounds, Paul worked in both the Firm’s Information Technology and Life Sciences teams. Having spent this time in Japan, Paul has a working competency in Japanese.

Paul is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent & Trade Mark Attorney with a Masters in Intellectual Property Law. He returned to Australia in 2005 and entered the Australian Profession. Paul joined the Firm in 2012 as a Senior Associate, having previously worked at another Australian Firm, and was admitted into the Partnership in 2014.

Paul’s practice includes drafting, prosecution and litigation of Engineering, Spectroscopic, Chemical, Medical Imaging, Sensor-technologies, Clean Technology, Mechanical, Computer Software, Biophysical and Material Science matters, as well as Plant Breeder Rights, before the Australian and New Zealand Patent Offices. With his background in applied research, Paul’s work covers most technology areas, including pneumatics, medical devices, chemical processing, anaesthesia/sleep monitoring devices, safety devices, building materials and business methods.

Paul also enjoys the gymnastics of Trade Marks and Designs and handles matters before both the Australian and New Zealand Trade Mark and Design Offices.

He is a Member of the Asian Patent Attorney Association and a Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. He is a Member of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute. In addition, Paul also serves on the Asian Practice Committee of a US-Based Intellectual Property Association.