“I take an active interest in my clients’ business so I can really understand what they want to achieve with their IP, and help them to succeed.”

From starting his career as a paralegal in a Japanese patent attorney firm, Gavin has sought out diverse IP experience. Combined with his background in chemistry, this enables Gavin to come to grips with his clients’ technology, commercial landscape and legal challenges quickly and move on to providing pragmatic and candid advice.

With experience as a patent attorney, Gavin is most passionate about IP litigation and disputes. In his previous roles and during his time at Griffith Hack he has assisted clients with litigation raising issues in patents, designs, trade marks, the Australian Consumer Law, contractual disputes, domain names and copyright infringement.

Gavin’s technical credentials are well proven. He’s been published in leading industry journals, written chapters in IP reference texts and received university prizes for his academic performance.

However, Gavin is most satisfied when he’s helped a client achieve a great result. “It’s really satisfying helping clients work through tough situations to achieve a commercial result.”



  • Master of Industrial Property - University of Technology Sydney

  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science - La Trobe University

  • Registered patent and trade mark attorney


  • 2018 & 2019

    Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) - Rising Star