“In a global marketplace, businesses need to take a holistic approach to creating value from their IP taking into account local and international laws and practices”

With almost 40 years’ experience in the patent and trade mark profession in the UK, Europe and Australia, Roger is highly adept at managing large international IP portfolios to maximise the competitive advantage of all types of intellectual property.

Given Roger’s 25 years as the Reserve Bank of Australia’s patent attorney, Roger has great expertise in the field of optical security devices, such as for banknotes and passports. Other areas of experience for Roger includes medical devices, fluid handling and separation, heat exchangers, mechanical engineering, energy technology (including solar energy) locomotive technology and automotive technology.

Well-regarded for the provision of practical advice, Roger plays a pivotal role in helping his clients protect their IP and minimise potential problems arising from encroachment on their competitors’ IP. He is particularly experienced in patent oppositions in Australia and Europe and valued by clients for the longevity of his professional relationships.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Honours) - University of Bristol, UK
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (UK)