Jeff is also the Managing Partner of Madderns.
With over 20 years of experience in intellectual property, 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 has particular expertise in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, polymers, materials, nanotechnology, and medical device patents. He 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 in the USA and Australia. 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.