Ian AndersonBEng (Mechanical), LLM (Applied Law), LLM (Intellectual Property Law)
Ian is a registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney with a mechanical engineering background. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) qualification from the Queensland University of Technology and minored in Motorsport. Ian is a proud member of Engineers Australia.
Following the completion of his bachelor degree, Ian worked as an engineer at a Brisbane based HVAC contractor specialising in commercial/industrial building projects. He assisting in drafting plans for building air conditioning systems, as well as performing on-site troubleshooting and commissioning tasks.
In order to broaden his knowledge base, he undertook a Masters of Applied Law at the Queensland University of Technology looking to study facets of the law applicable to engineering (contract law, mediation, cyber law, and more). During this course, he also studied intellectual property and wrote a dissertation regarding the patent law implications of 3D printing replacement components.
Ian has always enjoyed learning about machines, systems and the people with the technical skill to bring their ideas to life. His interest in the variety and breadth of inventive endeavours led him to pursue a career as a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and, to that purpose, he has completed a Masters of Intellectual Property at the University of Melbourne.
Ian has been working at Lord and Company since August 2017 and has become a registered Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark Attorney. He continues to use his extensive scientific knowledge and IP experience and regularly liaises with local and overseas clients, advising them in matters of Australian and New Zealand intellectual property law.