A Principal of the Firm, Paul holds a B.Biomed.Sc. 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 of the prion protein.

In 2003, Paul started in the Intellectual Property Profession when he joined a Japanese Patent Attorney Firm in Osaka. Paul largely provided advice to non-Japanese IP Owners in relation to Japanese Patent Law and its landscape. With his physics, computational and biochemistry backgrounds, Paul worked in both the Firm’s Information Technology and Life Sciences and teams.

Paul is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent & Trade Mark Attorney with a Masters in Intellectual Property Law. He entered the Profession in Australia in 2005.

Paul’s practice includes drafting, prosecution and litigation of Engineering, Spectroscopic, Medical Imaging, Sensor-technologies, Clean Technology, Mechanical, Computer Software, Biophysical and Material Science matters and Plant Breeder Rights before IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. He has conducted several Patent Proceedings before the Federal Courts of Australia. 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 IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

Paul is a Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, a Member of the Asian Patent Attorney Association, The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and The Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Having spent over two years in Japan, Paul has a working competency in Japanese.

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