Dr Jing Fung Tan

Dr Jing Fung Tan is a patent and trade marks attorney based in Melbourne.

Jing’s technical expertise is in chemical engineering and polymer chemistry, with a broad understanding on most aspects of materials engineering and chemical processes for manufacturing technologies. 

His current practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing infringement and novelty opinions, initiating and defending opposition proceedings and managing multinational IP portfolios. 

Jing’s patent practice covers advanced material synthesis including functional nanoparticles and polymeric coatings, medical devices, including stents and catheters, mineral processing and recovery technologies including equipment for processing mineral ores and methods for extracting metal values from ore, and packaging technologies including equipment for forming cartons and methods of forming functional coatings.  

Jing is also a member of the Griffith Hack Designs team and handle a wide range of design matters including drafting and prosecuting design applications and providing infringement and validity opinions. His design practice covers mainly packaging, reusable storage containers, and household fixtures. 

In addition to his usual role as a patent attorney, Jing is currently seconded to a large multinational mining company to support their IP team. 


  • Master of Intellectual Property Law, The University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), The University of Melbourne
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)


  • Chartered Chemist, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Fellow, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia


  • The University of Melbourne’s Chancellor’s Prize in Excellence in the PhD Thesis, 2011 
  • The University of Melbourne’s Best Engineering Thesis Prize, 2010