Dr. Peter Brown


IP Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)University of Auckland2007
Bachelor of Science in Human Genetics (Hons)University of Otago2003

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Research & Innovation ManagerGoodman Fielder2016-2022
Industry Advisory Panel MemberHigh Value Nutrition2018-2022
Owner and DirectorIP Synergy2016-2022


New Zealand Institute of Intellectual Property AttorneysMember

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
WO2013176555 Improved complexes and compositions containing curcumin
WO2013191568Mineral fortification process and its uses
WO2014209136 Anti-viral compound and composition
WO2015099542An improved beverage and method of manufacture
WO2016043605Method of seed treatments and resulting products
WO2017200391Compositions comprising L-theanine, proanthocyanidin(s) and a catechin and uses thereof
WO2019098858Compositions including pine bark extract, berryfruit extract and a source of l-theanine and uses thereof

Selected Publications - Scientific

Patent Publications
Rajkumar V Patil, Shouxi Xu, Alfred N van Hoek, Andrew Rusinko, Zixia Feng, Jesse May, Mark Hellberg, Najam A Sharif, Martin B Wax, Macarena Irigoyen, Grant Carr, Tom Brittain, Peter Brown, Damon Colbert, Sindhu Kumari, Kulandaiappan Varadaraj, Alok K Mitra., Rapid Identification of Novel Inhibitors of the Human Aquaporin-1 Water Channel Chem Biol Drug Design. (2016), 87(5):794-805
Peter M. Brown, Tom T. Caradoc-Davies, James M. J. Dickson, Garth J. S. Cooper, Kerry M. Loomes, and Edward N. Baker., Crystal structure of a substrate complex of myo-inositol oxygenase, a di-iron oxygenase with a key role in inositol metabolism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (2006), 103, 41:15032-15037
Peter M. Brown, Tom T. Caradoc-Davies, James M. J. Dickson, Garth J. S. Cooper, Kerry M. Loomes, and Edward N. Baker., Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of mouse myo-inositol oxygenase. Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. (2006), 62(Pt 8):811-813
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice (e.g. patent prosecution, litigation):

  • Strategic IP Advice
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Opposition
  • Validity and Infringement Advice

Primary patent practice areas by technology: 

  • Food and beverage
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Bioactives and natural extracts
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant/Cell based protein alternatives
  • Protein chemistry
  • Plant biotechnology

Scientific/research background:

A. General technical areas:

  • Food and beverage
  • Natural bioactive
  • Protein structure and function
  • Molecular biology techniques including cloning, mutagenesis, cellular expression technology, protein purification, enzymatic analysis, protein crystallisation and X-ray crystallography protein structure determination.


B. Honours research:

  • Genetic analysis of antifreeze proteins in Notothenioid Antarctic fish

C. PhD research:

  • Structural and Functional analysis of myo-inositol oxygenase, a protein implicated in Type II Diabetes (2007)

  • Awarded a MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Prize (2007) in category of Advancing Human Health for his PhD research.

D. Industry experience:

  • Research and Innovation Manager, Goodman Fielder (2017-2022)

  • Owner and Director of IPSynergy (2017-2022)

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