A design application is used to protect the overall appearance of a product including shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation. A design registration protects the visual appearance of a product, but not its underlying function.
Steven has been advising clients on IP for over 25 years. He has a wide range of technical experience that spans the engineering, mining, medical and ICT sectors. He is particularly sought-after for his skills in the electrical/electronic, computer and software-related fields.
Steven’s practice make up is broad. He has been a trusted adviser for many significant Australian and overseas companies, and he is also adept at providing the best commercial solutions for individuals and SMEs.
Prior to emigrating to Australia with his Australian wife several decades ago, Steven worked as a patent attorney in London and qualified as a European Patent Attorney. This provides him with a useful international IP perspective.
Steven has always viewed IP as a commercial tool, and Integrated IP was created with this in mind to provide purpose driven solutions for protecting and defending IP, and importantly turning an IP asset into reality in the commercial world.
There are many reasons to set foot on the IP path, and Steven will help you to select the best route for the desired objectives. For example, a patent provides the owner with the right to prevent others from commercially using an invention, but a patent can also be used for other commercial reasons – to generate an income stream through licensing, as a bargaining chip in contentious disputes, to raise capital, or simply as a marketing tool.
Education & Qualifications
University of Nottingham, UKMaster of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with French)
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of AustraliaDiploma in Intellectual Property Practice
University of LondonCertificate of Intellectual Property Law
Registered Patent Attorney(Australia and New Zealand)
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia(Fellow)
Qualified European Patent Attorney
Patent attorneys typically receive information about an invention after the invention has been made. This information is then used to prepare a patent specification in conjunction with further dialogue between the patent attorney and the client to ensure the invention is fully understood and described.