“Patents form an integral part of the underlying business strategy which should include a deep understanding of competitor activities’.

Grant has a strong local and overseas practice, preparing specifications in numerous areas of chemistry, from petrochemicals and catalysis, through polymers, to chemical compositions and small molecule pharmaceuticals. Catalysis, polymer science and petrochemical processes are particular areas of Grant’s expertise.  

Grant worked for almost 20 years in technology invention, development and commercialisation with The Dow Chemical Company and BP Chemicals in both the United States and Europe, prior to joining the IP profession in Australia. 

As the inventor of almost 30 US-protected patents, Grant has first-hand experience in successful invention, development and commercialisation processes with major global corporations and he enjoys working closely with clients to understand their technology and commercial aspirations. 

Drawing on his strong commercially oriented technical background, Grant is known for quickly getting to the crux of a problem, often raising questions which have not previously been considered.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) - University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law - The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) (Honours) - University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)