Adrian Richards

Senior Associate

Adrian has a diverse range of expertise in the technology areas of computer programming and interfacing, electronic/electrical engineering, optics and photonics, physics, biomedical technology, ultrasonics, particulate separation technologies and mechanical engineering.


  • Overview

    Adrian is an experienced patent attorney with diverse expertise in the technology areas of computer programming and interfacing, electronic / electrical engineering, optics and photonics, physics, biomedical technology, ultrasonics, particulate separation technologies and mechanical engineering. He has been responsible for the drafting and prosecution of complex electrical, ICT and algorithm inventions as well as those to heavy manufacturing industry, bio-medical and bio-technology patent applications. He has also been called upon for oppositions, litigation support and due diligence to a broad range of technologies. He is also a trademark attorney.

    Adrian’s first qualifications is a Bachelor of Science Physics degree. He then obtained a Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship for a Masters in Science by Research and Thesis at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia) with the University of Technology Sydney. The research subject matter was an experimentally and theoretically well defined high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) system using a large warm bore 10T superconducting magnet. In the United Kingdom, Adrian obtained his PhD researching the use of HGMS and antibody labelling for the clinical transplant scale separation of human blood and bone marrow cells such as stem cells. The IP in the PhD thesis went on to be a US granted patent and commercial technology for a cell separation product. Finally, he obtained a Masters in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne.

    Prior to becoming a patent attorney over decade ago, Adrian had a nearly 20 year career as a senior R&D scientist/engineer, principally at CSIRO. He has collaborated with government laboratories, heavy industry, universities, hospitals and small to large companies in Australia, Europe and North America in a diverse range of disciplines from: electrical/electronic & mechanical engineering, RF systems, physics, computer programming and interfacing, theoretical and computational modelling of magnetic fields and fluid dynamics in separation systems, optics/photonics, bio-medical technology, ultrasonics (medical & NDT/E to aerospace and heavy industry), haematology, immunology and laboratory pathology devices and techniques, mineral separation and assay techniques to the more obscure fields of cryogenics (superconducting magnets) and cryo-preservation (blood and bone marrow) to name some. Multiple international collaborations, scholarships and grants have helped to fuel the journeys to all these interesting places.

    Adrian’s broad scientific, engineering and technical background enables him to practice over a broad range of areas in our Electrical and Mechanical Engineering team. Adrian enjoys immensely new technologies and interacting with inventors and companies to help them succeed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Applied Science, Physics, Queensland University of Technology
    • Masters by Research and Thesis, at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation), University of Technology, Sydney
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical engineering, University of Southampton
    • Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne

    Associations

    • Fellow – Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
    • Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
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  • Adrian is an experienced patent attorney with diverse expertise in the technology areas of computer programming and interfacing, electronic / electrical engineering, optics and photonics, physics, biomedical technology, ultrasonics, particulate separation technologies and mechanical engineering. He has been responsible for the drafting and prosecution of complex electrical, ICT and algorithm inventions as well as those to heavy manufacturing industry, bio-medical and bio-technology patent applications. He has also been called upon for oppositions, litigation support and due diligence to a broad range of technologies. He is also a trademark attorney.

    Adrian’s first qualifications is a Bachelor of Science Physics degree. He then obtained a Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship for a Masters in Science by Research and Thesis at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia) with the University of Technology Sydney. The research subject matter was an experimentally and theoretically well defined high gradient magnetic separation (HGMS) system using a large warm bore 10T superconducting magnet. In the United Kingdom, Adrian obtained his PhD researching the use of HGMS and antibody labelling for the clinical transplant scale separation of human blood and bone marrow cells such as stem cells. The IP in the PhD thesis went on to be a US granted patent and commercial technology for a cell separation product. Finally, he obtained a Masters in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne.

    Prior to becoming a patent attorney over decade ago, Adrian had a nearly 20 year career as a senior R&D scientist/engineer, principally at CSIRO. He has collaborated with government laboratories, heavy industry, universities, hospitals and small to large companies in Australia, Europe and North America in a diverse range of disciplines from: electrical/electronic & mechanical engineering, RF systems, physics, computer programming and interfacing, theoretical and computational modelling of magnetic fields and fluid dynamics in separation systems, optics/photonics, bio-medical technology, ultrasonics (medical & NDT/E to aerospace and heavy industry), haematology, immunology and laboratory pathology devices and techniques, mineral separation and assay techniques to the more obscure fields of cryogenics (superconducting magnets) and cryo-preservation (blood and bone marrow) to name some. Multiple international collaborations, scholarships and grants have helped to fuel the journeys to all these interesting places.

    Adrian’s broad scientific, engineering and technical background enables him to practice over a broad range of areas in our Electrical and Mechanical Engineering team. Adrian enjoys immensely new technologies and interacting with inventors and companies to help them succeed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Applied Science, Physics, Queensland University of Technology
    • Masters by Research and Thesis, at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation), University of Technology, Sydney
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical engineering, University of Southampton
    • Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne

    Associations

    • Fellow – Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
    • Institute of Physics, United Kingdom