Dr. Rory Anderson


IP Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year of Completion
Master of Laws (LLM), Intellectual Property LawUniversity of Melbourne2013
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Chemical Engineering and Chemistry University of Melbourne2009
Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Chemical and Materials, HonoursUniversity of Auckland2004

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Environmental EngineerOpus2005-2006


Organisation Level
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)Member

Selected Publications – industry/IP specific

Anderson, R. et al., “Concentrated aqueous synthesis of nanoparticles using comb-graft copolymer stabilisers: the effect of stabiliser architecture”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4(84), pp 46876-46886.
Anderson, R. et al., “Concentrated synthesis of metal nanoparticles in water”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4(60), pp 31914-31925.
Anderson, R. et al., “Ostwald ripening of comb polymer stabilised Ag salt nanoparticles”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, 459, pp 58-64.
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Oppositions
  • Patent Infringement and validity advice
  • Novelty searching
  • Freedom-to-operate searching
  • Managing Patent Portfolios across multiple jurisdictions

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Polymer Technologies


Research/industry background:

General technical areas:

  • Chemical & Healthcare
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas

PhD research:

  • Nanoparticle synthesis: the production of highly concentrated aqueous nanoparticle solutions – primarily of metals and ionic compounds ostensibly for use in printable electronics. Much of the research was directed to novel polymers and surfactants, and their interaction with nanoparticles during nucleation and growth.

Industry experience:

  • Worked as a consultant environmental engineer in the field of water and wastewater treatment.


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