Sylvan advises clients on developing patent strategies to suit their commercial objectives, with a specific focus on patent protection in the North American, European and Asian markets. In recent years, he has developed a particularly detailed understanding of the IP landscape in Korea and travels there regularly.
Sylvan previously worked with a prominent IP firm in Canada for four years, where he practiced as a patent agent representing clients before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office. During his time practicing in North America, he gained significant experience drafting and prosecuting US, Canadian and European patents for sophisticated technology companies.
15 Jul 2016
US Senator Hatch accuses Australia of stealing American patents and will not accept anything less than a 12 year data exclusivity term
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back in the news, today, with US Senator Orrin Hatch accusing Australia of wanting to steal American patents.
08 Mar 2016
Australia is now a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the large amount of negative publicity it initially received. Joanne Martin, FB Rice, explores the effects of the TPP from the perspective of Intellectual Property Law, and for the country more generally.