Dr. Lee Morrisroe

Principal / Patent Attorney Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Lee is a Principal of the firm and his practice primarily involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, advice in relation to patent validity and enforcement, patent strategy, including global filing strategy, and patent infringement advice, predominantly in the fields of biotechnology, life sciences and medicine.

Lee has acted for a wide range of clients from start-up companies and universities through to large multi-national companies.

In the area of biotechnology Lee has been involved in subject matter relating to antibodies, genes, vaccines, assays, screening methods and diagnostic kits. He also has experience with medical devices, including stents, catheters and orthopaedic implants, as well as in biomaterials. Lee has an extensive knowledge of biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, virology and immunology.

Lee graduated from the University of Leeds with First Class Honours in Biochemistry with Molecular Biology. He then completed post graduate study at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research at the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis was directed to the development of an integrin-GFP chimera for real time studies of integrin trafficking in cells.

Lee is a qualified Australian patent and trade mark attorney and a qualified New Zealand patent attorney. Lee is also a chartered biologist (UK).

  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) (Hons 1) - University of Leeds UK

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cell Biology) - University of Manchester UK

  • Chartered Biologist (UK)

  • Registered Singapore Patent Attorney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA)

  • American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB)

  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology

  • British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB)

  • Biochemical Society

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