Dr. Gareth Dixon


IP Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney
Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Master of Industrial PropertyUniversity of Technology Sydney2006
Postgraduate Certificate in IP LawThe University of Manchester2003
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry)Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington2002
Bachelor of Science (Hons)Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington1997


Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia (IPTA)Fellow
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)Member
Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist
Australian Biotechnology Association (AusBiotech)Corporate
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)Member

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
WO 2021/195701Aligned fibres and methods of making same
WO 2021/195702Method, apparatus and system for collecting atmospheric water
WO 2021/195704Integrated cooling and water capture system
PCT/AU2021/050903Gamma-pyrone compounds as organic insecticides
PCT/AU2021/051112Catalyst and electrolyser for the synthesis of hydrogen peroxide
PCT/AU2021/051111An in situ decontamination method and apparatus
WO 2021/108846Method and apparatus for heat storage
WO 2021/046615Compositions and methods of printing ceramic materials
WO 2021/151154A non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitor
WO 2021/113919Anode for lithium-ion battery and method of fabricating same
WO 2021/113920Multifunctional polymer binder for anode and method of producing same
WO 2021/119727Biocompatible material
WO 2020/142806Thermal energy storage apparatus

Selected Publications - Scientific

Scientific Publications
Halton, B., Forman, G., and Dixon, G., “Aryl-substituted methylidenecyclopropa[b]naphthalenes: synthesis and attempted silver(I)-mediated dimerization”, ARKIVOC, 2006 (xii), 38-45.
Halton, B., Jones, C., Dixon, G., Parkin, C., Veedu, R., and Wentrup, C., “A cyclopropabenzenylidenethenone (propadienone) via a new route to alkylidenecycloproparenes”, Org. Lett., 2005, 7(5), 949-952.
Halton, B., Boese, R., and Dixon, G., “Synthetic protocols, molecular polarity, and 13C NMR correlations for 1-aryl- and 1-diarylmethylidene-1H-cyclopropa[b]naphthalenes”, Tetrahedron Lett., 2004, 45, 2167-2170.
Halton, B., and Dixon, G., “Studies in the cycloproparene series: cross-conjugated π-extended alkylidenecycloproparenes”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2004, 3707-3713,
Halton, B., and Dixon, G., “The cyclopropa[b]naphthalene electron donor: nonplanar 8π 7C cycloheptatrienylidene derivatives”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 3139-3149.
Halton, B., Boese, R., and Dixon, G., “Studies in the cycloproparene series: unexpected products from Peterson Olefinations”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2003, 4507-4512 (cover feature).
Halton, B., and Dixon, G., “Diphenylmethylidenecyclobuta[a]cyclopropa[d]benzene: synthesis and spectral characterisation”, Org. Lett., 2002, 4(25), 4563-4565.
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Patent drafting
  • Local & foreign patent prosecution
  • Patent oppositions
  • Strategic advice
  • Patentability advice

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Cleantech
  • Materials science
  • Life sciences

Scientific/research background:

A. General technical areas:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Cleantech
  • Materials science
  • Life sciences

B. PhD research:

  • Synthesis and characterisation of supranatural product hydrocarbons

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