Simon Reynolds

Registered Patent Attorney
Registered trade mark Attorney

Simon is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark Attorney having worked in the industry since 2004. Simon holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Computer) and a Master of Industrial Property. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia.

Simon’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent, design and trade mark applications, conducting oppositions, and advising on registrability, validity, infringement and litigation. Simon has been involved with the successful enforcement of various patent, design, copyright and trade mark matters for his clients, some of which progressed to the Australian Federal Court.

Simon’s experience encompasses a wide range of ICT technologies including electrical and electronic systems, complex software systems, smart kitchen appliances, control systems, user interface technologies, embedded systems, distributed computer systems, quantum computing technologies, artificial intelligence technologies, blockchain technologies, digital signal processing, and various mechanical technologies such as hinges and latches for pool gates.

Simon is one of Australia’s most experienced practitioners in relation to computer implemented inventions. With over 18 years of experience specialising in this complex IP field, he has extensive knowledge in this field. He has regularly written about this area of Australian patent law and was a regular contributor in relation to Australian case law developments to the Intellectual Property Forum journal published by Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to entering the IP profession, Simon worked for an Australian company providing geology and mine planning software, supporting open pit and underground operations and exploration projects. Simon’s honours research involved the development and implementation of a new compiler for an Intel microprocessor.

Outside of his IP practice, Simon can be found spending time with his family including his wife and two children, or tinkering with various homemade boil kettles in his search for the perfect homebrew beer.

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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...