In a perfect world, an inventor would have the time and the money to ensure that an invention is sufficiently developed and refined with a marketing strategy and future revenue streams in place before a provisional patent application is filed and the invention disclosed to the public.
Andreas likes a practical and commercially focused approach. He has a passion for working out IP strategies and defending IP. With over two decades of experience in the IP industry, he has learned how important it is to ask the right questions and investigate the client’s commercial needs to provide truly useful advice.
Before his present role at IIP, Andreas was a partner in one of Australia’s largest IP firms. He has worked in the IP industry for over two decades and is experienced in working with small companies, individuals and universities, as well as multinationals based across Europe and the US. With a keen focus on Europe, Andreas has grown a network of associated attorney firms helping to protect IIP clients’ inventions and commercialisation globally.
Before joining the IP industry, Andreas conducted postdoctoral research at one of Australia’s leading universities and has a strong background in technical fields relating to physics. Andreas now works in a wide range of technologies including medical devices, optics, renewable technologies, materials sciences, solid-state physics, instrumentation, mechanical technologies and mining technologies.
Education & Qualifications
University of New South WalesDoctor of Philosophy (Physics)
University of Technology SydneyMaster of Intellectual Property (MIP)
Technical University Berlin, GermanyDiploma of Physics (equivalent BSc/MSc)
Registered Patent Attorney(Australia and New Zealand)
An innovation patent is Australia’s second-tier patent where an inventive step of a standard patent is replaced with an “innovative step”. Innovation patents still require the invention to be novel, but the innovative step represents a lower threshold than your traditional patent.