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.
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.