"As intangible assets make up a significant proportion of a company’s value, it is increasingly important to identify, protect and realise the monetary value of those assets to enhance that company’s competitive edge."

"In addition, it is important to minimise the risk that can occur through, for example, infringing third party IP rights or theft or leakage of those intangible assets.”

Justin is a registered patent and trademarks attorney in both Australia and New Zealand with a technical background in biotechnology. He is involved in the early stage commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights including drafting and prosecuting patent and registered design applications and advising on infringement and validity of patent and registered designs. 

In addition, Justin works with clients preparing and prosecuting Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) applications in Australia and Plant Variety Rights applications in New Zealand. Justin is accredited by the PBR Office of IP Australia as a Consultant Qualified Person which enables him to conduct and comparative trials during examination of new plant varieties.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of Leicester, UK

  • Master of Commercialisation & Entrepreneurship – University of Auckland, NZ

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) – University of Manchester, UK

  • Registered patent and trade mark attorney (Australia and New Zealand)