Jeffrey is a partner in Deacons Intellectual Property Department specialising in patents and designs. As a former examiner at the Australian Patent Office, his practice includes strategic portfolio management, patent specification drafting and all aspects of patent and design prosecution in China, Europe, United States, Hong Kong, Australia and other substantive jurisdictions.
Jeffrey's professional experience spans a wide range of technologies including medical devices, optical devices, mechanical devices, consumer devices, plastics, small household appliances, network security protocols, computer data structures, as well as genetic technologies, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related applications.
Jeffrey holds a BSc and a LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland, as well as a Masters of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology and a Master of IP Law from University of Technology Sydney. He is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland and NSW and practised with a leading Australian firm prior to joining Deacons. Jeffrey is also a Hong Kong qualified solicitor, a Registered Australian/New Zealand Patent Attorney and a Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney.
His expertise is recognised by numerous independent publications, including as the exclusive winner of Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property (Patents) in Hong Kong (2017) by International Law Office and Lexology. Jeffrey has been selected as a Leading Individual in Patent Prosecution in Hong Kong (2012, 2014 - 2017) by IAM Patent 1000, and as one of the World's Leading Patents Agent (2016 - 2017) by Who's Who Legal.
Jeffrey is a Committee Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).