Raised in Sydney, Australia, and forever consumed with answering the question: How Does It Work? Leveraging intellectual property for high-growth companies has spanned my entire career.
My academic credentials:
Over 21 years of work experience specialising in intellectual property and technology/startup law:
My professional credentials:
I specialise in software, machine learning and Web3 technologies, and have extensive experience with medical devices and mechanical devices.
I am available to prepare patent specifications, file patent, trademark & design applications domestically or abroad, and prosecute these applications to issuance.
Examples of my work are available on request.
I am a technology builder developing software to create value for clients by managing risk, providing competitive intelligence, identifying market opportunities and minimising low-value repetitive work.
I am highly responsive and will ensure you receive the best practical and actionable advice to grow your business.
I will help you obtain optimal outcomes corresponding to your IP budget and IP strategy requirements.
James was very knowledgeable in the blockchain space and used his extensive experience to cover all bases and get the best outcome possible. He was professional and a pleasure to work with.
Worked with James as a client on some international IP fillings. James was very professional and his timely advice enabled us to secure two international patents. Thanks James.
10 March 2005: I gave a seminar on “Protection & Exploitation of Intellectual Capital: A Patent Perspective” at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 2004: I wrote in the AsiaLaw & Practice IP Review journal about "The Multi-jurisdictional Nature of Patents"
2005: I wrote Chapter 3 "What is a patentable invention?" in the book "A guide to patent law in Singapore" published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia
November 2019: I spoke at the Sydney AI Hub launch.
December 2019: I presented at Haymarket HQ to startups about "How to protect software inventions with intellectual property (IP).
August 2021: I was a panelist at The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia's webinar "Under the Hood: IP Strategy in an SME Environment".
November 2021: I was a panelist at the IPBC Australasia 2021 conference on the topic of "Does Australian industry need more patents?"
April 2022: I presented at The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia's 2022 Annual Conference about IP strategy and management in a startup environment.
June 2022: I authored the chapter "Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning - Limitations: Privacy and Data Security Issues" in the book Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Applications, Limitations and Future Directions.
July 2023: I presented at the FICPI Australia conference on using AI to improve the productivity of patent attorneys
August 2023: I presented at the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Lunchtime Learning on "AI and the Law: Navigating the future of legal practice"