Pasquale works with universities, research institutions, corporates and start-ups to implement IP strategies which are sustainable and provide the maximum leverage to bring technology to the market. Pasquale specializes in the fields of electronics, electrical systems, physics and information technology.
He has an extensive academic background including a BEng in electronics, a MEng in microelectronics and a PhD in photovoltaics and renewable energy engineering. Pasquale also holds a Masters of Intellectual Property.
Pasquale has worked on renewable energies, physics, electronics and information technology, technical and commercial assessment of inventions, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, patent oppositions, validity and infringement advice for over five years at one of the largest Australian IP firms.
Currently, Pasquale also works closely with inventors and the technology transfer team at one of the leading Australian universities. He uses his technical knowledge to assess the potential of inventions and assist with preparing patent specifications and manage IP strategy.
His expertise in the field is well recognised and he has been published in leading industry journals including Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Progress in Photovoltaics and Thin Solid Films.
Pasquale’s relevant experience includes advising:
- University of New South Wales – IP strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in multiple jurisdictions with focus on renewable energy technologies and quantum physics.
- Iron Matrix – Implementing a sustainable IP strategy on a start-up limited budget to cover immediate IP needs in multiple jurisdictions.
- SunDrive Technologies – Managing IP property created by university employees and university students to form a photovoltaic start-up company.
For his PhD and post-doctoral research project he was one of the main investigators of the Hot Carrier Solar Cell Project at the University of New South Wales. The project aimed to build a next generation super-efficient solar cell and Pasquale managed a team of students, researchers and engineers and achieved significant milestones.
Pasquale was the recipient of the International Postgraduate Award from the University of New South Wales in 2017.
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