Richard Grant

Registered Patent Attorney

Richard is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney. He holds a BSc (Hons.) and PhD in organic chemistry from University of Sydney.  His Honours research related to steroid synthesis, while his PhD was in the field of organic photochemistry.  Following completion of his PhD, he worked at Imperial College London on heterocyclic chemistry and was awarded Diploma of Imperial College.  Richard further holds an MBA specialising in technology management from Deakin University, and a Master of Intellectual Property from University of Technology Sydney.

Richard’s commercial career has an astounding breadth, ranging from working at CSIRO’s Division of Applied Organic Chemistry on mechanisms of free radical polymerisation, through working on water purification and novel separation membranes while acting as Chief Chemist at the startup Memtec Ltd, to developing products and technology platforms for silicone products for Dow Corning Corporation.

Richard started working in intellectual property in 2003, and he was promoted to Principal in Australia’s largest patent firm in 2013, where he remained until 2019. As a patent attorney, Richard has worked with a wide range of clients, including universities, government research organisations, large and small companies and individual inventors, as well as representing foreign attorneys before the Australian Patent Office. He has dealt with a very wide range of chemical inventions, including drug discovery, polymer composites, fabrication of electronic devices and water treatment, to mention just a few.

Over his career Richard has chaired the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) NSW Polymer Group, as well as the UTS Materials Science course advisory committee, for several years.  Outside of the profession, Richard is a well-known travelholic and wine buff, with a deep love for Chinese culture and food, having lived in Shanghai in the early 2000s.

Richard Grant

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Insights from the Team

Design Law Updates and the Effective Use of Design Patents

by | Jul 3, 2023 | Designs | 0 Comments

GLMR and Kilpatrick Townsend jointly presented a webinar entitled Design Law Updates and the Effective Use of Design Patents. The webinar was presented by Michelle Lee,...

GLMR congratulates David Bayliss and Edward Quinn

by | Apr 4, 2023 | Firm News | 0 Comments

While significant milestones are achieved in a fast-growing firm with a rapid frequency, it is important to recognise achievements in personal and team development....

NZ Computer Implemented Inventions

New Zealand Patent Office finds computer implemented invention patentable

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Patents | 0 Comments

In a recent hearing decision, IsoLynx, LLC [2022] NZIPOPAT 16, the New Zealand Patent Office (IPONZ) has confirmed that certain computer implemented inventions are...

Australian patentable subject matter test after Aristocrat

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Patents | 0 Comments

In a recent hearing decision, the Australian Patent Office has provided insight into the application of the patentable subject matter test, post the High Court’s split...

Aristocrat rolls snake eyes, but there is a silver lining

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Patents | 0 Comments

In an unusual result, the High Court of Australia has returned an equally divided decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2022]...

GLMR Supports Startup Ecosystem

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Firm News | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce our continued sponsorship of the UTS Startups Awards in 2022, with a cash prize of $1000 together with an IP audit valued at $1000. The...

GLMR is Growing

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Firm News | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce the addition of five sought-after Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to the GLMR Intellectual Property family. Expanding the Family...

Manner of Manufacture Win

by | Apr 2, 2022 | Patents | 0 Comments

Examiner’s Manner of Manufacture Objection Overturned In the recent Patent Office hearing decision of RYW Holdings Pty Ltd [2022] APO 20 relating to Patent Application...

Corrosive Patent Entitlement and the Moving Target of Inventive Concept

by | Mar 30, 2022 | Patents | 0 Comments

In the recent decision of Vector Corrosion Technologies Limited v E-Chem Technologies Ltd [2022] FCA 188 (09 March 2022) (Jagot J) the cloudy area of patent entitlement...