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F: 07 3342 1292
Areas of Expertise
Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Australia and foreign countries.
Advising on managing intellectual property to provide protection and maximising commercial return.
Advising on infringement and how to avoid infringement.
Ewen has over 20 years experience in Patent, Design and Trademark law. He is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. He is also a registered New Zealand Patent Attorney.
He has worked in private practice with individuals, businesses of various sizes, government and University departments. Ewen has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in Australia, USA, Europe and other foreign countries. As well he has prepared and prosecuted numerous trade mark and design applications in Australia and overseas. He has also been involved with opposition proceedings with the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office.
Ewen has developed a large primarily mechanical and chemical patent practice dealing with medical to industrial type inventions. Many of his engineering clients have successfully used their intellectual property to win tenders and negotiate contracts and license agreements.
He also has a biotechnology practice developed with local businesses and overseas chemical and pharmaceutical companies and institutions.
Ewen has a science degree (Honours) and Ph.D in bacterial genetics with overseas post-doctoral experience in molecular genetics and molecular biology.
Ewen also has a Trade Marks practice. He views Trade Marks as an integral component in the commercialisation of the invention. A distinctive trade mark for a product or service can greatly increase the sales success of the product or service.
He has lectured at Universities, conferences and functions on intellectual property.