Simon Potter

Dr. Simon Potter

Principal, Chemical / Life Sciences Leader Australia
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Overview

Simon is an experienced patent attorney specialising in biotechnology. As head of Spruson & Ferguson’s Chemical/Life Sciences team in Australia, he assists clients in all aspects of patent practice including drafting, prosecution, oppositions, patentability/validity/freedom to operate matters, and IP portfolio strategy/management. He has drafted and successfully managed sizeable patent portfolios for a number of prominent Australian biotechnology companies, and works closely with several leading Australian universities.

Simon has research experience in molecular biology, immunology and genetics. After graduating from the University of Sydney with a university medal, he gained a PhD for research on HIV antiretroviral drug resistance at the Westmead Millennium Institute. Simon also held a postdoctoral research position at the Pasteur Institute as a CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient.

Simon is a fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), and a member of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).


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Licella leads the way in innovative recycling of plastics
World Intellectual Property Day is held annually on the 26th April to celebrate and remind us how IP encourages innovation and creativity. This year the theme for World IP Day is:...
World Intellectual Property Day is held annually on the 26th April to celebrate and remind us how IP encourages innovation and...
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Co-pack causes patent term extension problems for Patentee
Pharma Mar S.A. applied for a patent term extension (PTE) for their Australian patent 754073 on the basis of the listing on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) of the...
Pharma Mar S.A. applied for a patent term extension (PTE) for their Australian patent 754073 on the basis of the...
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Conference poster presentations as prior art for the assessment of novelty of a later patent application
Conferences are an important way for scientists and researchers to share and promote their research. They typically include poster presentation sessions where researchers present their findings. Conferences help generate interest in the scientific community...
Conferences are an important way for scientists and researchers to share and promote their research. They typically include poster presentation sessions...
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