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Owen Gee (BEng, Bsc, MIP)
Director of IP Law and Commercialisation
Qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
Owen is a professionally qualified registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and Australian Trade Mark Attorney. He has experience in all facets of IP law in all of the major jurisdictions, with his recent experience focuses on P.R. China, Hong Kong, and South-East Asia IP law, practice and procedure.
This recent experience also includes advising the successful defense team in the landmark Hong Kong High Court patent infringement case SNE v Hsin Chong, being involved in a number of multi-million USD licensing transactions on behalf of a local university, and acting for one of the key companies that founded the world's first wireless battery charging standard, including drafting many of the company's patents and assisting in developing its patent portfolio. Owen was previously a senior attorney at the Hong Kong office of a preeminent international IP firm for a number of years, and prior to that, worked as a patent attorney at a leading Australian IP firm.
Owen’s experience in IP is supported by a many years as a professional engineer and project manager in fields such as manufacturing, petrochemical, mining, paper milling, chemical process, construction, design engineering, biomedical, and R&D. He has also held professional qualifications in IT. In addition to these fields, Owen’s patent practice covers electronics, electrical engineering, power engineering, LED technology, software and computer-implemented inventions, medical devices, mechanical devices, and chemical process technology. He also lectures at universities and presents at seminars and conferences on the subject of IP and commercialisation.