Brett has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession with a career spanning Australia, Singapore and Japan. Joining private practice in 1989, Brett became Partner in 1996. He has worked with both large and small local and overseas clients in the drafting of patent specifications, filing of patent applications in Australia and overseas, infringement advice and strategic IP portfolio management. Brett has extensive expertise working for client’s in the mining and materials industries, mechanical engineering, chemical processing and medical device industries. His practical and commercial approach to patent matters and their application in the business world is widely sought. His clients include some of Australia’s largest companies and research organisations, as well as multinational corporations.
Brett also has extensive practical experience acting for clients in inter-parties oppositions before IP Australia as well as advising on infringement and validity supporting litigation. With his extensive APAC experience, Brett manages the international patent portfolios of a number of clients.