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It’s your business. Let us mind it.

We’ve worked hard to build a team that is comprised of people who practice the values that we preach—personalised attention, professional advice that aligns intellectual property needs with business goals, a proactive approach to relationship building that is based on trust, and our promise to be available.

It’s a team which embodies the principles of our founding vision, and whose individual skill-sets and attitudes perfectly complement the business nous and industry reputations of our experienced attorneys.

Our team of hardworking attorneys—experts in their chosen area of practice— makes IP Gateway the successful intellectual property law firm it is today.

  • Wayne Slater Principal and Registered Patent Attorney

    Wayne began his professional life as a Chemical Engineer before moving into intellectual property law in South Africa. With over 20 years’ experience in this field, Wayne is the Principal of IP Gateway and is an active member of the AIPPI being a member of the designs committee and also a member of INTA..



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  • Alison McMillan PhD Registered Patent Attorney

    Dr McMillan has a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Queensland. Alison has over 25 years’ experience in the patent attorney profession that began with a leading patent attorney firm in Sydney. In 1995 she returned to Queensland and became the first women in Queensland to be registered as a patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand.



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  • Mark Metzeling Solicitor and Registered Trade Marks Attorney

    Mark Metzeling is a qualified solicitor who has a Masters of Intellectual Property Laws, a Masters of Laws and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry). Mark has never lost a contested matter, he is an expert in brand protection and securing trade mark rights.



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  • Daniel Rosenthal Registered Patent Attorney

    Originally hailing from the U.K., Daniel joined the IP Gateway team in 2013. He is a long-standing Fellow of the Australian Institute of Patent Attorneys and qualified as a British Chartered Patent Agent (Attorney) and a European Patent Attorney before migrating to Brisbane in 2001.



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  • Michelle Conomos Registered Trade Marks Attorney

    As a recently qualified Registered Trade Marks Attorney, Michelle is a valued member of Mark Metzeling’s trade mark team. She began her career working at one of Brisbane’s leading IP firms and is now a well-regarded member of the trade mark profession with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. Michelle is also currently completing a Master of Intellectual Property at the University of Technology Sydney.



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  • Christy Grobbler PhD Patent Engineer

    Christy joined the firm on the 1st of September as a patent engineer and a trainee patent attorney. Christy has a background in chemical engineering and will work for the firm's clients that are based in the mining services, mineral processing and the oil and gas industries.



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  • Support Staff

    Of course IP Gateway would not be where it is today without the tireless efforts of our support staff.

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