Dr. Gint Silins

Principal / Patent Attorney Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Gint draws on 20 years’ experience as an IP professional to provide comprehensive assistance to businesses seeking to secure IP protection in Australia and overseas.

Gint specialises in protecting branding and innovations largely in the health care, personal care, animal health, food and beverage, biotechnology, industrial chemical, clean energy and agricultural sectors.

He has a particular interest in guiding innovative businesses toward becoming “export-ready” and regularly presents at export events. He also presents at industry specific innovation conferences and is recurrently guest-lecturing at local universities.

Gint has provided advice to many brand owners in the areas of cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals, and regularly contributes to the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ publication The Science of Beauty.

Gint’s experience includes post-doctoral research in cancer genetics at Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) – this included bioinformatics, positional cloning, gene expression studies, mutation analysis, transcript mapping, protein expression, yeast 2-hybrid expression, antibody production, fluorescent microscopy, cell cycle studies, FACS, transgenics and mice knock-outs.

His doctoral research in molecular parasitology, completed at the University of Queensland (UQ) and CSIRO covered Eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomics, bioinformatics, gene expression studies, gene cloning and characterisation.

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - University of Wollongong

  • PhD (Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics) - University of Queensland

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

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

  • Member Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC)