Dr McMillan who has over 25 year’s patent experience in the life sciences field, leads the IP Gateway Life Science group which includes Dr Jack King-Scott and Dr Christy Grobbler.  The members of the team have scientific training across a broad range of scientific disciplines and have combined and complimentary patent experience across the fields of molecular biology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, protein chemistry, biotechnology DNA technology, microbiology, vaccines, assay/diagnostics development, medical devices and treatment, and biomaterials science.

This diverse technical specialty and breadth of experience allows the Life Sciences Group to work with and provide clients with comprehensive and high level advice and service grounded in a fundamental understanding of the core science.

The Group’s Life Science experience is not limited to Australia and New Zealand and extends to overseas and in particular major jurisdictions such as Europe and the USA.

Jack King-Scott PhD


Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)

Alison McMillan PhD 

Head of Life Sciences

Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)

Timothy Fitzgerald PhD

Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)

Christy Grobbler PhD

Patent Engineer

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