David Tso

David Tso

Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

P: +61 7 3011 2200 | E: dtso@fak.com.au | Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans LinkedIn

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“I know how challenging it is to create new science and technology that is profitable as well as innovative. I’m committed to helping our clients to protect their hard work, and to make the most of it worldwide.”

David brings to Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans real-world experience of how new Chemistry is developed and exploited in a commercial context. After completion of his PhD, David spent three years as a Research and Development Chemist at Dulux, one of the world’s best known paint brands. He worked to identify and deliver innovative new technologies for superior paint properties, with a constant eye on their commercial value and profitability. His regular contact with customers and suppliers during this process of testing and development gave him a practical appreciation for how science and business mix.

Prior to this, David completed a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, focussing on the synthesis and study of β-silyl carbenium ions. He has also studied Commercialisation at the Melbourne Business School, as well as undertaking external courses with the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology.

Role & Accountabilities

David’s experience of cutting edge chemistry in a commercial environment is critical to his new role, helping him to identify the most profitable innovations in a client’s portfolio, and develop approaches to most efficiently protect them. David uses this knowledge in his patent drafting, filing applications and prosecution skills as well as searching, filings, oppositions and other Intellectual Property matters.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Certificate in Commercialization for Research Students
  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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