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Toby Thompson
Senior Associate
  • English
  • French
  • German

Tel: +61 3 8618 4138


  • Melbourne

Toby Thompson is a senior associate in our Melbourne chemistry team.

Specialising in pharmaceuticals, animal healthcare, chemical processes, and food and beverage technology, Toby has broad-ranging IP experience gained from time working with a range of clients from multinationals to SMEs and university IP departments. Alongside being an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney, Toby qualified as a European and UK patent attorney and has considerable international experience. Clients value Toby for his ability to develop patent strategies that align with their commercial objectives, and he was recognised as an MIP Rising Star in 2019.


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  • Master in Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Certificate of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Master of Science (Hons) in Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK

Industry Expertise

  • Pharmaceuticals, including medicinal chemistry, small molecule and peptide drug design, pharmacokinetics, and drug safety
  • Drug formulations, API forms and therapeutic methods
  • Animal healthcare and agrochemicals
  • Process chemistry and organic synthesis
  • Consumer products, and food and beverages

Professional Affiliation

Professional Affiliation

  • Member - The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Fellow - Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, UK (CIPA)
  • Member - Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Member - Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (RSC)