Kristian Robinson is the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) and Director of the firm’s Asia-Pacific patent practices. Kristian is based in the Singapore head office of our Asian hub.
Kristian has considerable experience in patent practice in Asia and is Head of the Chemical/Life Science Group at Spruson & Ferguson Asia. His practice primarily involves the preparation, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, advice in relation to patent validity and enforcement, patent strategy, patent revocation actions, and patent infringement advice, predominantly in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, renewable energy, materials science, and process engineering. Kristian has considerable experience in patent revocation practice before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and successfully represented the Applicant for revocation in the inaugural revocation proceedings before IPOS. Kristian is also involved in advising clients in connection with patent litigation actions in the Singapore High Court.
Prior to joining the firm, Kristian worked for several years in the patent group of one of Australia’s major law firms. He has also worked for a firm of patent agents in the United Kingdom.
Kristian is a qualified Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a Singapore Patent Agent. His technical qualifications include a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) degree from Curtin University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree from Murdoch University.
Kristian is a former President of the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys and is a former member of the Examination Board of the Singapore Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia.