Dr. Declan McKeveney

Principal / Patent Attorney Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Declan has a PhD in chemistry and research experience in the fields of organic, biological and medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, with particular expertise in the design, synthesis and screening of combinatorial compound libraries.

Declan practises in all areas of chemistry, with a focus on pharmaceutical compounds and drug technologies. Prior to joining the IP profession, Declan worked as a research scientist for a Brisbane-based biotechnology company in the area of carbohydrate chemistry.

Declan’s experience as a research scientist enables him to create close working partnerships founded on mutual respect with all of his clients, while his enthusiasm for protecting clients’ commercial interests is the key to his strong service-based philosophy.

Declan is also committed to the on-going education and development of emerging attorneys; as well as presenting regular seminars and workshops for post-graduate students, he teaches as part of the Queensland University of Technology Master of Laws in IP course in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Declan also sits on the AusBiotech Intellectual Property (IP) Expert Panel which provides advice on IP issues relevant to the life sciences sector to AusBiotech, Australia’s peak biotechnology organisation.

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry - University of Dundee Scotland

  • PhD - Griffith University

  • Master of Science (Biological and Medicinal Chemistry) - St Andrews University Scotland

  • Master of Industrial Property - University of Technology Sydney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist (RACI)

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

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (ACID)