John Landells is a Partner in the FB Rice Melbourne Chemistry team.
He has over 12 years’ experience in the patent attorney profession and has been involved in a practice largely comprised of local based innovators, which includes drafting and filing of provisional and complete applications across a range of chemical based technologies, and strategic advice and prosecution of applications in Australia and overseas.
John has extensive experience working with various companies and Universities in Australia and overseas in the drafting, filing, prosecution and provision of strategic advice for Australian, New Zealand and overseas applications. His experience also involves oppositions before the Australian Patent Office, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand and European Patent Office, due diligence reports on patent portfolios, patent landscape assessments, validity opinions, infringement considerations and freedom-to-operate advice.
His PhD studies involved the targeted organic synthesis of compounds of pharmaceutical interest. One area of his research involved targeted synthesis of platinum complexes, namely the use of carbohydrate groups to produce water soluble ferrocene analogues of cis-platin (a common chemotherapeutic agent). Another area of his research involved the stereo-selective targeted synthesis of compounds called angucyclinones (anti-bacterial agents) via kinetic resolution techniques involving borane catalysts.
John is a registered Patent Attorney and Legal Practitioner in Australia and New Zealand.
"What drew me to FB Rice was the close collegial team environment and it being highly regarded as the best life sciences practice in Australia. This was endorsed by various patent attorneys throughout my professional network who were incredibly complimentary about the working environment, people and FB Rice firm as a whole.
"A key strength about FB Rice is the people and our ability to collaborate so effectively between and within offices and technology groups to produce highly effective multidisciplinary teams capable of excelling in complex technology areas. Our attorneys really do view themselves as part of their client’s business teams committed to providing strategic and commercially focused IP advice as their trusted advisors both domestically and internationally."