Andrew Lowe

Senior Associate
Patents: Engineering & ICT, Designs
Get in touch

Overview

Andrew is a Senior Associate specialising in the prosecution of patent and design applications in Australia and overseas; representing clients in oppositions; infringement and validity advice; litigation support in contentious matters and management of client IP portfolios.

Andrew has had over 20 years experience in assisting clients with securing and advising on patent and design protection across a diverse range of technologies in mechanical engineering, physics, electronics and software, including consumer products, mining, mineral processing and separation, valves, pipes, packaging, biomedical devices, building technology, consumer electronic peripherals, leisure products and other consumer goods.

Andrew’s key practice areas are in patent and design rights. He specialises in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent and design applications both before the Australian Patent Office and in foreign jurisdictions, as well as providing validity and infringement advice in relation to patent and design rights. He has also acted and assisted in oppositions and contentious matters before the Australian Patent Office and Federal Court, and day to day IP portfolio management for a number of key clients.

His wealth of experience has been accumulated in various IP roles, including working as a patent attorney in a leading patent attorney firm, as a solicitor in a major law firm, a patent examiner in IP Australia and as a provider of in-house attorney services.

Andrew is a fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia, and a member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL).


Andrew Lowe's Insights
Aristocrat hits the jackpot as electronic gaming machine found patentable
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents FCA 778 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (ATA) appealed to the Federal Court from an Australian Patent Office decision that...
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents FCA 778 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (ATA) appealed to...
Read More
Pilkin v Sony Australia Limited
Mr Vitaly Pilkin appealed from a Federal Court decision summarily dismissing his patent infringement proceedings against Sony Australia and refusing leave to serve Sony entities out of jurisdiction in...
Mr Vitaly Pilkin appealed from a Federal Court decision summarily dismissing his patent infringement proceedings against Sony Australia and...
Read More
Double Walled Difference: Pi-Design AG [2018] ADO 2
Executive summary - Evidence establishing the state of the prior art is important, as this evidence may influence the other statutory factors in assessing distinctiveness. - Prior art evidence should be...
Executive summary - Evidence establishing the state of the prior art is important, as this evidence may influence the other...
Read More

Contact Andrew Lowe

Would you like to join the Spruson & Ferguson team?


Work For Us

Contact our Expert Team

Contact Us