Our team

“Comprehensively understanding the law and the relevant technology is a given. What is also essential is that our advice properly considers the commercial aims and aspirations of our clients.”

Anthony joined Madderns in 2003 and was appointed a Partner in 2008. Anthony’s practice encompasses advising clients active in a broad and diverse variety of technologies extending from computer related inventions and medical devices to optics and telecommunications. Anthony works with these clients to protect their technical developments by drafting and prosecuting patent applications and developing patent portfolios. Anthony also has a significant practice advising clients involved in contentious patent matters both asserting intellectual property rights or defending against competitor assertions.

Anthony’s high level technical expertise in physics and computing is underpinned by Bachelors and Honours degrees in Experimental and Mathematical Physics as well as a PhD in Computational Physics. In addition, Anthony’s legal qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Graduate Diplomas in Intellectual Property Law and Legal Practice.

Prior to registering as a patent and trade marks attorney, Anthony was employed for 10 years as a Research Physicist in industry and consulting engineering positions providing technical expertise in areas ranging from ophthalmic lens design and product process improvement to computer training simulators. Consequently, Anthony’s advice to clients has a strong commercial focus recognising ultimately that intellectual property rights are a business tool.

Anthony has been named as a patent and trade mark “IP Star” by the respected international journal, Managing Intellectual Property.






  • Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Diploma of Intellectual Property Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of IP Law
  • PhD (Computational Physics)


  • Technical Optics
  • Computer Software & Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical Devices
  • Ophthalmics
  • Mining Instrumentation
  • Acoustics & Signal Processing
  • Litigation Support


  • IPTA (Fellow)