Fraser Smith

Principal / Patent Attorney Engineering & ICT Team

Fraser has a well rounded and comprehensive practice built up over more than a decade. Fraser has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution in the field of electrical engineering, including in relation to mining technologies, computer hardware, software, communications, embedded systems, control systems and signal processing.

Prior to joining the IP profession, Fraser acquired some particularly advantageous knowledge during his postgraduate studies. Specifically, he was instrumental in developing a commercialisation project for a start up incubator company which equipped him with a thorough understanding of a business’ commercialisation and Intellectual Property needs throughout the innovation development life cycle.

Fraser is adept at working co-operatively with individuals and companies, both large and small, to recognise, secure, and manage their intellectual property. He has an acute understanding of the competitive edge that proprietary technology and innovation affords his clients and dedicates himself to the establishment and preservation of this commercial advantage.

  • Bachelor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Hons) University of Canterbury - New Zealand

  • Master of Engineering in Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

  • Master of Industrial Property - University of Technology Sydney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia (FIPTA)

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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