Dr. Andrew Blattman

Chief Executive Officer
Director, Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd

Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Andrew Blattman specialises in the firm’s biotechnology practice, working with several of Australia’s major universities and research institutes. He has particular expertise in identifying, protecting and advancing IP rights in the fields of genetics and molecular biology.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with First Class Honours and completed a PhD in the molecular genetics of host resistance to infectious agents while working within the CSIRO Division of Animal Health. Andrew also undertook a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the isolation of quantitative trait loci and marker-assisted selection.

Andrew is a co-author of the Biotechnology IP Management Manual commissioned by the Australian government agency, Biotechnology Australia, and the author of a number of research articles in international journals, scientific conference papers, monographs and book chapters.

Andrew’s expertise has been recognised in various publications including the PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbooks where he has been recommended for his strong reputation in advancing patents for universities and research institutes.

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons1) - University of Sydney

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of New England

  • Graduate Diploma in Industrial Property - University of Technology Sydney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) - Fellow

  • International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)

  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

  • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

  • AusBiotech