Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
Level 21, 179 Turbot Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
AUSTRALIA
Tel +61 7 3071 1023
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
Manuel Schmidt – Senior Associate
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Manuel is an experienced Patent Attorney with a strong local Australian client base.  He was involved in various initial public offerings (IPOs), initial coin offerings (ICOs), spin-outs and acquisitions.  His experience in commercial strategy has helped his clients to maximise the value from their patent portfolios.
 
 
Full Bio
 
 
 

Manuel is an experienced Patent Attorney with a strong local Australian client base.  He was involved in various initial public offerings (IPOs), initial coin offerings (ICOs), spin-outs and acquisitions.  His experience in commercial strategy has helped his clients to maximise the value from their patent portfolios.

Manuel has drafted many patent applications in all areas of computer related technology, including blockchain, bioinformatics, quantum physics, algorithms and agriculture technology.  The prosecution of his patent cases often includes interviews and hearings with Patent Offices around the world in technically complex cases. 

Clients asking for Manuel’s expertise include Australia’s top universities and research organisations as well as start-ups and large corporates.

The Technische Universität München (TUM) awarded him a PhD for his research in microelectronics engineering as well as a degree in business planning and technology-driven start-up management at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM).  He worked as an Assistant Professor managing both research and education projects where he also taught at the German Institute for Science and Technology in Singapore.

Manuel joined FB Rice in 2010 and is a Senior Associate in the Sydney ICT team.

Manuel is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.

 
 
Education & Industry Expertise
 
 
 

Education

  • PhD in Microelectronic Engineering from the Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Quantum Computing
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Photonics
  • Integrated circuits
  • Bioinformatics
  • Payment systems
  • Business methods
  • Communication electronics
  • Software
  • System control

Industry Focus

  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Mining and Construction
  • Nanotechnology
  • Universities
 
 
Professional Affiliations
 
 
 
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Vice President of the NSW Society for Computers and the Law