Malcolm Lyons

Dr Malcolm Lyons is a patent attorney based in Melbourne.

Malcolm trained in chemistry and biochemistry, and now specialises in biotechnology. Before entering the IP profession, Malcolm gained post-doctoral research experience in various aspects of human health and disease during which he was awarded several prestigious fellowships and published his research regularly. Malcolm also has research experience in a start-up biotechnology company. In addition to expertise gained in biological sciences and biotechnology while still at the bench, Malcolm has developed significant expertise in these technologies working with an extensive range of clients.

As an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney, Malcolm has worked closely with universities, teaching hospitals, research institutes, start-up companies and large corporations, both local and international, and is a trusted advisor to his clients providing practical, commercial, strategic advice. His work extends across the IP lifecycle from analysis of invention disclosures and drafting through prosecution to post-grant enforcement strategy. 

Malcolm has significant expertise in patent term extensions for pharmaceutical patents, including biologics, and discretionary extensions of time, and is currently particularly focused on technologies in regenerative medicine. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biology/Biological Sciences), University of Sydney
  • Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours 1), University of Sydney
  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)


  • Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)