Ken Bolton


IP Qualifcations

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Queensland, Australia

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
In House CounselSilverbrook Research Pty Ltd2003-2013


Organisation Level
Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trademark AttorneysFellow

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
PCT/AU2010/001066Continuous web printer with short media feed path
PCT/AU2007/001563Printer with reservoir headspace pressure control
PCT/AU2008/000515Inkjet printhead with low voltage ink vapourising heaters
PCT/AU2005/000480MEMS fluid sensor
PCT/AU2005/000066Method and apparatus for security document tracking
US 20110312070Microfluidic device with pcr chamber for high rate of temperature change
US 20110312649Microfluidic device with optically transparent hybridization chambers

Selected Publications – industry/IP specific (optional)

Interlocutory relief for a ‘one trick pony’: clarification around the factors relevant to the court when considering interlocutory injunctions. INSPIRE POF Blog 4 July 2017
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • face to face liaison with technical staff and inventors for IP capture
  • drafting patent applications
  • prosecution of patent application in Australia and internationally
  • patent oppositions before IP Australia

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • general mechanical devices and equipment
  • microfluidics and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical) devices
  • optically variable devices for authentication of banknotes
  • mining equipment and strata control products

Industry experience:

10 years as senior in house patent attorney for R&D focussed group of companies. Responsible for IP capture in diverse areas from optical devices to microfluidic molecular diagnostic devices.

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