Declan McKeveney

Declan McKeveney

Principal and Head of Chemistry Team

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

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“I maintain the highest standards when dealing with any client’s file to ensure I’m providing water-tight protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Protection rights at every turn.”

Declan has a PhD in chemistry and research experience in the fields of organic, biological and medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, with particular expertise in the design, synthesis and screening of combinatorial libraries.

Declan practises in all areas of chemistry, with a focus on pharmaceutical compounds and drug technologies, amounting to an impressive, broad knowledge base that Fisher Adams Kelly’s clients have been benefiting from since 2006. Prior to joining the Firm, Declan worked as a research scientist for a Brisbane-based biotechnology company in the area of carbohydrate chemistry.

Declan is also committed to the on-going education and development of emerging attorneys; as well as regular seminars and workshop for post-graduate students, he teaches as part of the Queensland University of Technology Master of Laws in IP course in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Role & Accountabilities

Declan is committed to delivering the highest standard of patent and trade mark protection. Declan’s experience as a research scientist enables him to create close working partnerships founded on mutual respect with all of his clients, while his enthusiasm for protecting clients’ commercial interests is the key to his strong service-based philosophy.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Master of Science (Biological and Medicinal Chemistry), St Andrews University, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Chartered Chemist
  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia

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