Tim Fitzgerald

Timothy Fitzgerald

Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

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

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“I dedicated ten years to searching for new discoveries in life sciences with some of Australia’s great scientists. I am proud that these advances have been protected with strong patents, and I am committed to providing that same protection for my clients.”

Tim is an experienced research scientist, with an impressive track record of publications and patents to his name. Over ten years of cutting-edge research with CSIRO and Southern Cross University, Tim published widely on plant genomics, climate change and diversity, and biochemistry. A named inventor himself on patents for methods for improved crop performance, and for increasing fragrance production, Tim intimately understands intellectual property protection from a client’s point of view.

Prior to joining Fisher Adams Kelly, Tim spent 5 years as a Research Fellow at CSIRO, working in the vital field of fungal pathogen resistance in wheat. As well as his own publications and patents, Tim supervised PhD students conducting research in related fields. Tim previously completed a PhD in Plant Genetics and Biochemistry making a significant contribution to understanding of the role of both domestication and natural selection in influencing the success of staple crops and their wild relatives.

Role & Accountabilities

Tim understands the intellectual rigour and the dedication necessary to make new discoveries in the extremely complex fields of biochemistry and genetic research. He also understands the potentially global impact that new developments in Life Sciences can have and the importance of protecting these innovations with the same commitment that went into creating them.

While Tim studies and develops his skills in patent drafting, filing applications and prosecution skills he will be involved in supporting colleagues with searching, filings, oppositions and other Intellectual Property matters.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD, Southern Cross University
  • Honours, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia

Professional Associations

  • International Association for Plant Biotechnology
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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