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B.Sc.(Hons.), LL.B., Ph.D., Patent Attorney and Lawyer
Chris provides commercially focused advice relating to obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights. He has particular expertise in patent and design law, and in the preparation of patent specifications, prosecution of patent applications, patent opposition proceedings, and patent validity and infringement analysis. Chris also conducts IP audits and due diligence investigations, and assists in patent litigation and mediation.
Chris has advised many different businesses, from a range of start-ups to multinationals, developing or selling products in various areas of technology. For example, in many areas of physics applications, electronics, printer technology, microtechnology and nanotechnology, new materials, renewable energy systems and photo-voltaic devices, mining apparatus, and a range of mechanical devices. He also performs a significant amount of patent work in the area of information and communication technology (ICT), software applications, business methods and e-commerce.
Chris' Ph.D. research involved experimental research on developing a general materials processing / semiconductor production system using plasma based deposition/etching. This included the design and construction of various electronic, magnetic and optical diagnostic devices, radio-frequency electronic circuits, and developing analysis, modelling and control software. Chris' research also involved producing and analysing thin films and radio-frequency antennas.
Chris has significant experience with US patents and has worked at a Canadian law firm. Chris joined Davies Collison Cave in 1998.
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