Ernest graf

Ernest Graf

Principal and Head of Physics, Electronics and Telecommunications Team

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

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“Intellectual Property is central in today’s effective business strategies. I enjoy working together with clients to grow tangible value from their Intellectual Property.”

Ernie has 20 years patent and trade mark experience specialising in computer software, telecommunications, mechanical and electrical fields of technology. Ernie is a dual registered U.S and Australian attorney and has experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements with U.S companies, as well as drafting validity and infringement opinions concerning U.S patents. Additionally, Ernie has drafted and prosecuted patents in numerous countries around the world for a wide range of clients, including Motorola, OneSteel and CSIRO.

During his career, Ernie has worked at the General Motors Proving Ground as a Project Engineer and at the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology in the field of technology transfer. He has also held roles as Licensing Director for Technology Transfer and Associate Patent Counsel at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Ernie joined Fisher Adams Kelly in 2003.

Role & Accountabilities

Ernie’s years of experience in the engineering field allows him to offer thoroughly informed and considered advice on an invention’s patentability. With today’s fast advances in technology, Ernie is swift to work with clients in initiating action that will protect their inventions and business interests. Whether it’s complex intellectual property prosecution or just advice, Ernie gives each client his undivided attention to ensure valuable, professional and responsive service.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Juris Doctor, The George Washington University, USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Michigan, USA
  • Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney
  • Registered Patent Attorney in USA
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, USA

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

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