Profile of Tony Shaw PhD

Tony Shaw PhD

Principal Patent Attorney, BSc (Hons) PhD MIP FIPTA

About Tony Shaw PhD

Tony is a Trans-Tasman patent attorney registered to practice in Australia and New Zealand and a registered Australian trade mark attorney. He specialises in life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology, medical devices and digital health technologies and has significant experience advising clients on capturing, protecting, commercialising and enforcing their intellectual property (IP) rights.

He is sought out by local and foreign clients to advise in relation to both contentious and non-contentious patent matters, including providing strategic IP advice to clients in relation to patentability, patent validity and enforcement. He regularly conducts seminars on the protection of IP and commercial IP strategies, particularly for the life science and digital health areas. Tony also works with academic institutions, start-ups and emerging companies, as well as managing IP portfolios for large multinational corporations.

Tony has an honours degree in biochemistry and microbiology and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Queensland. Tony was awarded an Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) postdoctoral research fellowship studying the structure and function of large multi-subunit proteins.

He subsequently led a research group studying molecular aspects of cardiovascular disease in the Department of Medicine at University College London and was a principal investigator funded by the Wellcome Trust and the British Heart Foundation.

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).