A chemical engineer and lawyer by training, Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property. He is the Principal of IP Gateway and works as a patent attorney across a range of engineering technologies with an emphasis on mining, energy and medtech.
His experience includes prosecuting, identifying and protecting intellectual property. This includes filing patent and design applications (including international patent applications)and prosecuting patents. One area of particular specialisation is patent oppositions. Another area of particular focus is analyzing the scope and the validity of competitor’s patents.
Additionally, Wayne has developed a practice in the preparation and enforcement of registered designs. He is a member of the standing committee on designs at AIPPI and co-authored the Australian chapter of the Wolters Kluwer publication, Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection. Wayne also presents the designs law module of the WIPO-QUT Masters of Law program in Australia.
Wayne regularly travels overseas to attend and present at conferences. While overseas Wayne takes the opportunity to visit IP Gateway’s international clients and further develop and strengthen the firm’s relationships overseas