Anthony has been a Partner of Davies Collison Cave since 1996, and manages the firm’s engineering group in the Sydney Office. He specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent and design applications for electrical, electronic, telecommunications, electro-mechanical, mining, ICT and medical technology inventions. He has significant experience in providing patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate advice, validity and infringement opinions, and, conducting patent oppositions.
Anthony advises a variety of clients seeking patent and/or design protection for their products in a wide range of technologies, including sole inventors and start-ups, engineering firms and manufacturing organisations, University and research organisations, and, multi-national corporations. In particular, he performs a significant amount of work for Australian-based engineering firms, mining service companies and medical technology entities, assisting these organisations, particularly during the product development phase, in providing commercially focussed strategic advice to protect their inventions and innovations in Australia, the US and elsewhere overseas.
Having a background interest in medical technologies and having conducted his university thesis on a digital multi-channel hearing aid, Anthony has developed a particular technical focus and acts for a number of clients in the medical devices and medical diagnostic equipment area, including hearing aids, ophthalmic devices, dialysis equipment, etc. Anthony also acts for and manages the patent portfolio of a number of significant overseas corporations in the electrical products area, including for domestic appliances, scientific and medical equipment, and, mining and agricultural machinery.