Patent & Trade Mark
Tony Davis
Tony Davis
Senior Associate

Level 21, 179 Turbot Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Tel +61 7 3071 1024
Fax +61 2 8231 1099

Tony is a Senior Associate in our Biotechnology team and is located in our Brisbane office. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting patent oppositions and providing patentability, freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses in a number of areas.

As a postdoctoral scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Tony investigated parasitic enzymes as targets for drug discovery. At the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, where he completed his PhD in molecular biology and immunology, Tony’s research focussed  on the identification and characterisation of novel vaccine antigens developed for the immunisation of livestock. This research background, coupled with his Bachelor of Science, majoring in genetics and plant science from La Trobe University, enables Tony to bring a unique and valuable perspective when identifying and better understanding the specific legal needs of his clients.  

Tony is a Registered Austalian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.



  • Bachelor of Science (Genetics & Botany), La Trobe University
  • PhD in Molecular Biology & Immunology, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory 
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, The University of Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

  • Gene cloning & expression
  • Protein chemistry/biochemistry
  • Immunology and immunotherapies
  • Antibody technology & protein display systems
  • Vaccine development
  • Microbiology, particularly medical & veterinary pathogens
  • Cell biology
  • Diagnostics for cancer & other diseases
  • Transgenic organisms including bacteria, plants & animals
  • RNA silencing
  • Foodtech

Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)