“You’ve got to be pragmatic and always ask the question ‘what are the commercial reasons for doing this?”

Clients appreciate Nick’s ability to quickly come to grips with their technology and business. It’s this that enables Nick to provide commercially relevant advice on to the pressing strategic IP issues, and means that he can really add value. 

Nick’s career has been shaped by his involvement in major litigation. Even when he’s working on patent prosecution strategy and execution, Nick ensures that clients’ enforcement strategy is determined up front. He considers the commercial circumstances and the risks, costs and benefits to inform his recommendations. 

Nick also has extensive experience in assisting clients to improve their position in advance of anticipated litigation or licensing negotiations. He enjoys “negotiating the legal maze to find solutions that work for clients commercially”.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) (Honours) – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Melbourne
  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)



  • 2015-2019

    IP Star - Patents

    Managing Intellectual Property

  • 2012-2019

    Recommended in Tier 1 for Prosecution

    IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners