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The team

Singapore, Singapore
Choo Chiou Yu
Principal, Director Singapore, Chemical Practice Group Leader Asia
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+65 6333 7200 chiouyu.choo@spruson.com
Chiou Yu is Head of the Chemical team in Asia and is a registered Singapore patent attorney. Chiou Yu has extensive experience in patent practice in Asia and assists…
Chiou Yu is Head of the Chemical team in Asia and is a registered Singapore patent attorney. Chiou Yu…
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Sydney, Australia
Dr. Elizabeth Barrett
Principal
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 2 9393 0100 elizabeth.barrett@spruson.com
Elizabeth joined Spruson & Ferguson’s Chemical/Life Sciences group in 2008, where she specialises in the field of pharmaceuticals. Elizabeth assists numerous local and international clients, particularly pharmaceutical companies, in various…
Elizabeth joined Spruson & Ferguson’s Chemical/Life Sciences group in 2008, where she specialises in the field of pharmaceuticals. Elizabeth assists…
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Sydney, Australia
Duncan Longstaff
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation
+61 2 9393 0100 duncan.longstaff@spruson.com
Duncan is a specialist intellectual property lawyer. He has extensive IP litigation expertise with 15 years in practice. Duncan’s practice focuses on patent disputes, including in the mining/energy, pharmaceutical, biotechnology,…
Duncan is a specialist intellectual property lawyer. He has extensive IP litigation expertise with 15 years in practice. Duncan’s practice…
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Sydney, Australia
Dr. Daniel Sieveking
Principal
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 2 9393 0100 daniel.sieveking@spruson.com
Daniel Sieveking holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in medical microbiology and immunology from the University of New South Wales. Daniel’s doctoral studies were undertaken at…
Daniel Sieveking holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in medical microbiology and immunology from the University…
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Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Catherine Winbanks
Principal
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 3 9067 0948 catherine.winbanks@spruson.com
Catherine Winbanks is a Principal in our Melbourne biotechnology team. Catherine specialises in patent matters for the biotechnology, agricultural and life sciences sectors. She practices in prosecuting and overseeing patent…
Catherine Winbanks is a Principal in our Melbourne biotechnology team. Catherine specialises in patent matters for the biotechnology, agricultural and…
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Singapore, Singapore
Heidi Aston
Special Counsel
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+65 6333 7200 heidi.aston@spruson.com
Heidi is an experienced biotechnology specialist with over two decades in the patent profession. Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), she was a partner at one of the…
Heidi is an experienced biotechnology specialist with over two decades in the patent profession. Prior to joining Spruson &…
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Sydney, Australia
Dr. Marie Kidd
Senior Associate
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 2 9393 0100 marie.kidd@spruson.com
Marie completed a Bachelor degree specialising in genetics at UNSW Sydney, graduating with first class honours. She was awarded a PhD for her research into the effect of genetic…
Marie completed a Bachelor degree specialising in genetics at UNSW Sydney, graduating with first class honours. She was awarded…
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The brochures

About Spruson & Ferguson
About Spruson & Ferguson
How we can help you, who we are, where we are.
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
Discover more about our IP Law team in Australia, and how we can assist.
Spruson & Ferguson Commercial Law
Spruson & Ferguson Commercial Law
Details our Commercial and Advisory IP Law team and provides examples of our work.
APAC Patent Snapshot
APAC Patent Snapshot
A country by country overview of filing statistics and key issues throughout the Asia Pacific region.
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Today, Spruson & Ferguson is proud to unveil our new brand. Our new brand builds on our position as a market leader in intellectual property services, and defines what will…
Today, Spruson & Ferguson is proud to unveil our new brand. Our new brand builds on our position as a…
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Skinny labelling in the Australian context: an overview
This article was first published in the 2023 Pharmaceutical Patent Review. Key takeaways In Australia, new indications for known pharmaceuticals may be protected by several different patent claim formats, including method of…
This article was first published in the 2023 Pharmaceutical Patent Review. Key takeaways In Australia, new indications for known pharmaceuticals may be…
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IAM Patent 1000 2024
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been recognised in the 2024 IAM Patent 1000 rankings across the Asia-Pacific, with an outstanding result in multiple countries. We are delighted to announce the…
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been recognised in the 2024 IAM Patent 1000 rankings across the Asia-Pacific, with an outstanding…
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Pharmaceutical patent term extension in Australia
This article was first published in the 2023 Pharmaceutical Patent Review. Patent term extensions (PTEs) can be of great commercial importance, and in recent years have become of particular interest…
This article was first published in the 2023 Pharmaceutical Patent Review. Patent term extensions (PTEs) can be of great commercial…
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