Chris Addicott

Dr. Chris Addicott

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Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Chris practices as a patent attorney across a range of technical fields including chemistry, chemical and mechanical engineering, food packaging materials and machines, medical devices, mining, oil and gas exploration, and pharmaceuticals.

His PhD at the University of Queensland was directed to mechanistic studies of reactive intermediates and unusual molecules using infrared spectroscopy and organic synthesis techniques. He later undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Utah involving platinum- and palladium-mediated coordination driven self-assembly of nanoscopic supramolecules such as 2-D polygons and 3-D cages.

Prior to joining the patent profession, Chris gained experience in industry manufacturing veterinary pharmaceuticals and also spent one year as a Patent Examiner at the Australian Patent Office. In 2007 he moved across to the IP profession and has worked across numerous technology areas in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Europe, China, and other major Asian jurisdictions.


Dr. Chris Addicott's Insights
Should I obtain a new European Unitary Patent?
Last month an announcement appeared on the UPC website stating that "the previously announced target date for the entry into operation of the UPC, envisaged for December 2017, cannot...
Last month an announcement appeared on the UPC website stating that "the previously announced target date for the entry...
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Can I obtain IP protection for food or recipes?
If you are in the restaurant business you may wonder if you can secure intellectual property (IP) protection for the delicious recipes, foods, and drinks that attract customers to...
If you are in the restaurant business you may wonder if you can secure intellectual property (IP) protection for...
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How to design around a patent to avoid infringement
Sometimes inventors come up with an idea for a new product. However, much to their surprise, they discover that someone else already has a patent covering it.
Sometimes inventors come up with an idea for a new product. However, much to their surprise, they discover that...
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