Jeff is a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney with over 15 years’ experience in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, polymers, materials, nanotechnology, and medical device patents.
Jeff’s practice involves drafting, obtaining, and enforcing patent rights for a range of Australian clients as well as providing strategic research, patent portfolio and management advice with a strong commercial focus. He also acts in Australia and New Zealand for a number of well-known multi-national clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, consumer goods, mining, and cosmetics industries.
Prior to moving into intellectual property in 1997, Jeff was an experienced research scientist who majored in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and geology. He completed a PhD with a focus on synthetic organic chemistry and then held a number of post-doctoral research positions involving, amongst other things, research into the isolation, synthesis and biological screening of anti-neoplastic peptides in the Cancer Research Institute at Arizona State University, research on synthetic steroid derivatives at the Australian National University, drug labelling and clearance studies in the pharmacy department of an Adelaide hospital, as well as antisense oligonucleotide synthesis at The University of Adelaide. During his time as a research scientist, Jeff was the recipient of several awards and the results of his research have been published in numerous scientific publications.
Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent & Trademark Attorneys, a Chartered Chemist, and a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and American Chemical Society.
- Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
- Registered Trade Mark Attorney
- Bachelor of Science (Hons)
- Materials Science
- Drug Delivery
- Medical Devices
- IPTA (Fellow)
- Chartered Chemist
- American Chemical Society