Matthew Stewart

Dr. Matthew Stewart

Patent Attorney
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Matthew completed a Bachelor of Science in Medical, Forensic and Analytical Chemistry from Victoria University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2003. In 2009 Matthew was awarded a PhD for his research which focussed on applying a combination of theoretical and analytical chemistry techniques to gain fundamental insights into a range of biomolecular interactions.

Following the completion of his PhD in 2009, and up until he joined Spruson & Ferguson in 2016, Matthew was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation at Victoria University. His research focussed primarily on membrane-based water treatment technology, including elucidating mechanisms of organic fouling, studying micropollutant reactions with chemical disinfectants and developing processes for the recycling of used polymeric membranes. He also supervised PhD candidates in the areas of food chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and analytical chemistry during this time.

Matthew has presented his research at various international conferences and has had his work published in a number of leading peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Matthew is a qualified Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney.


Dr. Matthew Stewart's Insights
New Zealand Update: Time to Examine Your Potential Patent Fees
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in New Zealand.  Cabinet and the Executive Council of the New...
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in...
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New Zealand Update: Proposed Changes in Patent Legislation and Fees
In this article, we review some recent developments, including: - Upcoming examination request deadlines and a change in practice at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ); - Proposed increases...
In this article, we review some recent developments, including: - Upcoming examination request deadlines and a change in practice at...
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A recipe for patent reform: Australian Government releases its response to Productivity Commission’s Final Report on IP Arrangements in Australia
Late last week, the Australian Government published its much-anticipated response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into IP Arrangements in Australia. The response follows the Commission’s Final Report, which was...
Late last week, the Australian Government published its much-anticipated response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into IP Arrangements in...
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