I find great personal satisfaction working with clients to understand their inventions and their commercial aspirations. I have managed the patent and trade mark portfolios of large publicly listed companies, as well as individuals. The inventive process remains the same regardless of their size. The goal is to drive innovation in our world and ultimately enhance the lives of people.
John encapsulates S&A’s core value of being a specialist.
John’s career has been defined by pursuing excellence in Intellectual Property management. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of NSW, a Masters of Commerce (Major in Information Systems), UNSW, and a Master of Industrial Property from the University of Technology, Sydney.
John is a specialist Intellectual Property manager, with a particular focus on the life-sciences and pharmaceutical industry. He has worked at Alphapharm, a Mylan Company, as their Intellectual Property Assistant, as well as Johnson & Johnson Research.
Within S&A he is responsible for managing the patent and trade mark portfolios of our clients. He works with clients ranging in size from individual inventors to multi-national companies with a portfolio of over 100 patents. He works closely with foreign associates, patent offices in various jurisdictions and domestic registries. He is capable of managing all aspects of our clients IP documentation and portfolios, including performing freedom to-operate (FTO) patent analysis.
- Freedom-to-operate (FTO) patent analysis
- Competitive intelligence searches
- Patent search strategies
- Analyse patent claims
- Draft patent specifications
- Patent prosecution
- Master of Industrial Property
- Master of Commerce (Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Chemical Engineering