Dr. Yuchen Yao

Patent Scientist
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Yuchen completed a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of New South Wales in 2016, focusing on aluminium electrolysis. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate for five years with research interests in chemical engineering process modelling, monitoring, control and data-based approaches. During his study and work, Yuchen applied for two patents based on his research, developing a keen interest in IP as a result.

He joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Patent Scientist in our Chemical & Life Sciences team in 2021, where he assists local and overseas clients from food and beverage, mining and metallurgy, agriculture, and chemical and chemical processing industries with patent drafting, prosecution and portfolio management.

Yuchen is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Institute of Engineers Australia and an associate member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Dr. Yuchen Yao's Insights
IP grandstanding at the 2022 soccer World Cup
The soccer World Cup is the largest and arguably most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. The 2018 World Cup in Russia attracted a combined 3.57 billion viewers, accounting...
The soccer World Cup is the largest and arguably most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. The 2018 World...
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The Nobel Prize Winners 2022 patent snapshot: Chemistry
The Nobel Committees have recently announced the much-anticipated Nobel Prize winners of 2022, honouring the contributions that, as per Alfred Nobel’s will of 1895, “have conferred the greatest benefit...
The Nobel Committees have recently announced the much-anticipated Nobel Prize winners of 2022, honouring the contributions that, as per...
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The Nobel Prize Winners 2022 patent snapshot: Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Committees have recently announced the much-anticipated Nobel Prize winners of 2022, honouring the contributions that, as per Alfred Nobel’s will of 1895, “have conferred the greatest benefit...
The Nobel Committees have recently announced the much-anticipated Nobel Prize winners of 2022, honouring the contributions that, as per...
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IP protection in the food industry in Australia and New Zealand
The food sector plays an essential role in the economies of many countries, accounting for multibillion-dollar revenues every year. For example, the food and beverage industry accounts for more...
The food sector plays an essential role in the economies of many countries, accounting for multibillion-dollar revenues every year....
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