"There is no one size fits all approach. Biotech clients often must constrain costs through a long development pathway, so careful and strategic IP management is essential."

Tony’s work involves everything from drafting patents to advice on freedom to operate and assistance with grant and commercialisation bodies. His PhD and Postdoctoral training in molecular biology, immunology and protein chemistry allows him to step into meetings with inventors and researchers and not only speak their language, but understand the everyday issues and constraints they face. In particular, the competing interests of publication versus patenting.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology) - RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - La Trobe University
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law - University of Melbourne
  • Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)