“Intellectual property assists companies to manage the technical and commercial risks that arise with new product development and technology commercialisation.”

Achieving the full economic potential of intellectual property is a key focus of Malcolm in his work with clients.

Malcolm is a qualified lawyer and a patent and trade marks attorney.  He has extensive experience with a wide range of intellectual property matters in private practice and in-house settings.  This includes negotiation and drafting of technology licensing agreements in the mining, minerals processing and automotive industries. 

“In drafting joint technology development agreements I always look for a win-win arrangement around the ownership of jointly developed intellectual property rights,” he said.

He has also drafted and prosecuted a wide range of patent and trade mark applications internationally and has managed a number of large corporate patent and trade mark portfolios.

“By understanding the commercial context and competitive landscape of the client’s technology it is possible to deliver intellectual property rights that are relevant, commercially focused and that deliver maximum value to the client’s business.”


  • Bachelor of Laws – Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) – University of Sydney
  • Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)