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.