Mark Horsburgh

Dr. Mark Horsburgh

Principal
Patents: Chemical
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Overview

Mark has more than 25 years of patent and trade mark experience specialising in physical chemistry, nanotechnology, applied laser technology, fibre optics, information technology, electronics, defence technology, medical devices and general engineering.

Mark’s experience includes Post-Doctoral and professional work at the University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland. Mark spent two years as a Research Scientist with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation before specialising in Intellectual Property protection and bringing that capability to Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans (now Spruson & Ferguson) in 1993.

Never content with the status quo, Mark brings a sharp strategic focus to his role as Principal. He is able to deliver an abundance of real world practical advice, informed by his professional experience gained in university and research roles. Deeply committed to successful commercial outcomes for his clients, he takes the necessary time to understand the possibilities and provide clear and incisive recommendations.

Mark is a former Board Member of the Licensing Executives Society International and a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia.


Dr. Mark Horsburgh's Insights
Streamlined process for Trans-Tasman Patent Applications approved
The New Zealand Government has finally approved a proposal to implement a streamlined patent application process between Australia and New Zealand. This development comes hot on the heels of...
The New Zealand Government has finally approved a proposal to implement a streamlined patent application process between Australia and...
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The future for Innovation Patents in Australia
Australia’s second tier patent system, the innovation patent system, was introduced primarily to provide patent protection for incremental and “lower level inventions” that did not meet the necessary requirements...
Australia’s second tier patent system, the innovation patent system, was introduced primarily to provide patent protection for incremental and...
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