Peter’s practice focuses primarily on protecting inventions on the frontiers of technology. He has over 25 years of experience in drafting, prosecuting and protecting global patents including prosecuting patents before the USPTO, EPO, CIPO, and JPO, in addition to dealing with the local Australian and New Zealand Patent Offices. Whilst Peter works primarily in the patent area, he also advises on design protection.
Peter is highly regarded for his expertise and experience in complex electronics, mathematics, optics, photonics, and computer science including complex computer algorithms.
Particular examples of subject matter he has been responsible for protecting include: blockchain and bitcoin, bioinformatics, computer architectures, ASICs (application specific integrated circuits), neural networks (deep learning), support vector machines, audio and digital signal processing, ultrasound, FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), photonic devices including optical filters and sensors, Bragg grating structures, circulators and optical ROADMs (Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers), OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography), quantum computing, medical devices including heart monitoring, radiation imaging and surgical devices, MEMS (micro electro mechanical devices), superconductor devices, semiconductor fabrication, plasma physics, nanotechnology, printing, signal compression, face recognition algorithms, data and numerical analysis and optimisation algorithms, internet and business patent models, medical imaging, fuel cells, and mechanical devices such as retractable syringes, steering dampeners and electrical switches.
Peter has a first-class honours degree in computer science as well as physics and law degrees. He is a fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and an Australian Committee Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
“Peter has in-depth knowledge of our patent space and provides excellent advice and guidance on the issues we face.”Managing IP