Announcement: Shelston IP promotions 2019

Shelston IP is very pleased to announce the following promotions from 1 July 2019.


Congratulations to Allira Hudson-GofersDuncan Longstaff and Michael Deacon, Shelston IP’s newly appointed Principals. Congratulations also goes to Nathan SinclairSerena WhiteDanielle Spath and Jessica Chadbourne for their promotions. This is well deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication shown towards their IP practice  and clients each day.


Allira Hudson-Gofers frontAllira Hudson-Gofers

BE(Mechatronic) (Hons 1), MBiomedEng, MIP, MBA(Technology)Allira specialises in the provision of
commercially relevant advice regarding
patents and registered designs. Her expertise includes medical devices and diagnostic technologies; robotics;
building and construction; sustainable technologies; and
manufacturing processes.
Duncan LongstaffDuncan Longstaff

LLM(IP) LLB(Hons1st) BSc(Biol)With over a decade of experience and higher degree training specialising in IP topics, Duncan’s IP litigation practice focuses on patent disputes involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, mining and information technology.
Michael Deacon, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Sydney, AustraliaMichael Deacon

BA LLB (Hons) GradCert TMLPMichael is a Lawyer and RegisteredTrade Mark Attorney with a focus on
IP commercialisation. He has broad experience providing legal advice and drafting agreements across various commercial transaction types and assisting with brand protection, enforcement and strategy.
Nathan Sinclair, Trade Mark Attorney, Sydney, AustraliaNathan Sinclair
Senior Associate
BSc (Hons) (Chem) MIP (UTS)Nathan manages all aspects of Australian and overseas trade mark filings and prosecutions, filing strategies and trade mark portfolio management.
Serena WhiteSerena White, DPhil
Senior Associate
MChem (Hons) (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)Serena is a European qualified patent attorney, a UK and trans-Tasman patent attorney. She has
a strong technical background in organic chemistry.
Danielle Spath - testimonial frontDanielle Spath

GradCert TMLPDanielle maintains client trade mark portfolios and deals with the registration and protection of trade marks in Australia and overseas.
Jessica ChadborneJessica Chadbourne, PhD
BSc (Adv) (Hons I & Medal) PhD MIPJessica’s practice covers patent prosecution and drafting across board a broad range of chemical technologies.