"Protection and enforcement work together for strong IP"

Stephen tells clients what they need to know to make informed commercial decisions.

Working predominantly with major corporates, SMEs and research organisations, Stephen works to ensure his clients understand their IP risk profile.

Stephen helps clients in the pharmaceutical, food technology and agrichemistry sector to confront a patent landscape, in which patents are increasingly used to secure markets through protecting not only products, but methods of use and processes of manufacture. 

With a technical background in chemistry and experience as both a commercial lawyer and patent attorney, Stephen brings clarity to clients grappling with their IP position. Whether it’s advice about infringement, maximising patent protection or patent term, or guiding clients through the patenting process or patent disputes, Stephen covers the technical issues, but with an eye on the broader legal and commercial context. He understands how protection and enforcement strategies work together to provide a strong IP position for clients.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) – University of Sydney
  • Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)