Brendan has almost 30 years’ experience as an IP professional. He commenced his career as an Examiner at IP Australia, but soon moved into private practice. He was a partner at a major Australian firm and was active in management of the firm, managing their Brisbane Office and directing professional practice within the firm. With technical qualifications in both chemistry and biotechnology, Brendan assists local and international clients in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.
An interest in the commercialisation of technology gleaned from interactions with his clients led Brendan to become an active investor in start-up companies through the Brisbane Angels group. He lectures at the Queensland University of Technology in patent law, and he is involved in a research project concerned with the economics of the patent system.
Brendan was appointed to the Professional Standards Board (now the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board) in 2013. He is a fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA).