About Trevor Davies PhD
Trevor is a registered patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a registered trade marks attorney in Australia. He is a partner in our Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and he specialises in biotechnology, life science, pharmaceutical, food technology, agriculture, and renewable energy patents.
Trevor's services include intellectual property advice, particularly drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world, advising on patentability of inventions and carrying out due diligence on existing or pending patent rights. He also advises on strategies for capturing, protecting, commercialising and enforcing intellectual property rights.
His wide-ranging experience and knowledge is sought by local and foreign clients in relation to Australian and foreign patent and design protection and enforcement, as well as plant breeders' rights. He regularly conducts seminars and training on the protection of intellectual property, particularly in the biotechnology and life science areas.
Trevor has a BSc(Hons) majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry, and a PhD in Microbiology. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Melbourne for bacterial toxin research carried out in the Microbiology Department. After graduation, Trevor was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, US studying renal cell growth factors. Prior to returning to Australia to train as a patent attorney, Trevor spent several years as a Scientific Researcher at the Urology Clinic, University of Saarland, Germany, setting up a protein chemistry research laboratory to study urinary proteins involved in kidney stone disease.
Trevor is a Fellow and an elected council member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia where he is convenor of its ethics & disputes committee. He is a recommended attorney (Life Sciences: Patent Counselling) in PLC Which lawyer? published by Practical Law Company. Trevor is also recognised in the IP – Patent Agents and Attorneys Chapter of Who's Who Legal: Australia and New Zealand 2021.