Davies Collison Cave boasts an industry leading team that head professional bodies, provide high-level government advice and have proven records as respected advocates.
B.Sc.(Hons.) PhD., Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
Alex specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of cell biology, immunology, cardiology, nephrology, angiology and molecular biology. He is experienced in conducting patent oppositions and advising on patent related litigation. He also provides advice on patentability, patent infringement and validity as well as conducting IP audits.
Alex's PhD studies investigated the role of neurohormonal factors and inflammatory cytokines in the pathophysiology of experimental end stage renal failure. Upon completing his PhD, Alex accepted an invitation to pursue postdoctoral research in the area of cardiovascular disease at the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital. During this time, he collaborated extensively with research groups at BakerIDI and multinational pharmaceutical companies and has published his work internationally.
Alex gained his attorney qualifications in 2005 and recently joined the Biotechnology practice group of Davies Collison Cave after having worked for another large Australian IP firm. Alex is currently a Fellow of the IPTA Academy of Education and a member of various industry groups.
Alex has experience in handling IP matters relating to many areas of biotechnology, and has assisted local clients, including research institutes, universities and corporate entities, with patent drafting and local/overseas patent prosecution. He also has expertise in overseeing the prosecution of entire Australian and New Zealand patent portfolios for medium to large overseas biotechnology companies.
Changes will be introduced on 1 November 2012 that will see a reduction in some of the official filing and handling fees that… more »
The Full Federal Court has recently handed down its decision on Apotex's appeal against the earlier finding that its… more »
The Victorian Government provides several programs and funding assistance for Victorian-based companies and organisations… more »
DCC continued its support of BioMelbourne Network initiatives by again hosting a lunch in the CEO luncheon forum series on… more »
The firm is pleased to announce the following new appointments: Dawn has joined the Trade Mark team located in our Sydney… more »