"Tough markets demand commercial outcomes"

Australia's ability to innovate is unchanged. What has changed John says are "The laws that affect the way clients bring their innovation to market have changed, so core IP no longer the only consideration. It’s no longer just about the IP, clients have to be aware of a long list of regulatory requirements when commercialising their inventions.” 

In the early years of his career, John worked as a research scientist for two multinational companies which has given him valuable insight into his clients’ needs. With a background in research and physical science, John’s clients span the mechanical, chemical, materials science, chemical engineering, processing technology and construction industries, including one of Australia’s largest building suppliers.

John has helped many of his smaller sized clients grow to become medium sized enterprises through the strategic use of their IP rights. He advises both individuals and companies, including developers of gadgets, gizmos and simple mechanical devices to commercialise their innovations. “The creativity of my clients, the diversity of their work and their determination to succeed in tough markets, is what drives me to get the best commercial outcomes for them.”


  • Bachelor of Science (Organic Chemistry) (Honours) - LaTrobe University
  • Diploma of Education – LaTrobe University
  • Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)