Stuart specialises in utility and design patents in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. This includes working with Australian and international businesses whose primary operations are SaaS, electronic devices, GUIs and related technologies, cloud computing, computer engineering, and eCommerce.
Stuart has significant experience working with these clients to build their patent portfolios, including invention capture, drafting, prosecuting patent and design applications, and overall portfolio strategy.
Stuart has substantial expertise when it comes to advising on validity and infringement matters. He also excels in supporting patent and design litigation, and played a central role in one of Australia’s largest patent and design litigation matters.
Drawn to the patent attorney profession as it offered a career where he could make use of both his Law and Computer Science degrees – and more importantly, he could engage with technology and clever scientists and engineers on a daily basis – Stuart takes pride in having worked with some of the most successful and innovative technology companies across the globe. He takes a practical approach, always looking to understand his clients so he can identify how to best provide value to their businesses.
Stuart is a Co-author of the Australia chapter of the 2nd Edition of the Wolters Kluwer text “Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective”, and a repeat presenter at the American Intellectual Property Law Association Design Rights Boot Camp.
- Ranked as a ‘Recommended Individual’ by IAM Patent 1000, 2021-2023
- Recognised as a ‘Global Leader’ by IAM Strategy 300, 2021
- Recognised as a ‘Notable practitioner’ by IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of New South Wales
- Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
- Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
- Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney
- Fellow, Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Law Society of New South Wales