“Clients need to be pre-emptive in their patent strategy and make sure they have the right approach to achieving commercial goals.”

Ben specialises in the patenting of mechanical, electrical, mining and general engineering-related inventions, working with clients to protect their IP and provide advice regarding possible infringements. The best part of his job, Ben says, is "the problem solving aspect and satisfaction of getting a patent to acceptance for a client".

Along with his technical ability Ben’s commerce degree helps to ensure patent advice is provided from a commercial viewpoint and always beyond the basic task requirements.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) - University of Queensland
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law - University of Melbourne
  • Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)