Jack Shan CFA

BE (Mechatronics), BCom, MCE (Commercialisation)
Patent Attorney

Melbourne, Australia

Areas of Expertise/Sector

Building & ConstructionEngineering & ManufacturingICT, Electronics & SoftwareClean TechnologyMedical TechnologyDesigns Infringement & EnforcementIP Portfolio Management, Maintenance & RenewalsDesign Filing & RegistrationPatent Drafting, Filing & ProsecutionPatent Infringement & EnforcementPatent SearchingAutomotiveMarine Technology

Jack is a registered patent attorney at Davies Collison Cave where he is involved in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and registered design applications, formulating patent and registered design infringement and validity opinions, and oppositions in mechanical engineering and related disciplines, with over 12 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property.

Jack brings a commercially-astute approach to his patent attorney practice owing to his background as a Chartered Financial Analyst and experience as a business strategist and mentor.

Prior to joining Davies Collison Cave, Jack worked for a premier New Zealand intellectual property law firm, where he assisted clients across a diverse range of technology fields, including mechanical and electrical engineering, medical devices and embedded systems. Jack’s career began as a business strategist at an IP strategy consulting firm, where he worked closely with private and public sector clients to identify and commercialise valuable intangible assets. Jack has for a number of years participated as a business case competition judge and mentor at the University of Auckland Business School. 

Jack is a native Chinese Mandarin speaker and regularly advises clients in relation to the latest legal developments and IP strategies available in China.  Jack has also presented seminars on intellectual property to Chinese law firms, clients and government authorities.

Jack graduated from the University of Auckland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in Mechatronics, and a Bachelor of Commerce double majoring in Law and Economics and International Business. Jack completed a Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Auckland Business School in 2014, where he was awarded the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma International Honours. Jack became a qualified Australian and New Zealand patent attorney in 2014, and was awarded the highly regarded CFA Charterholder designation by the CFA Institute (US) in 2019.


Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), University of Auckland

Bachelor of Commerce (Law and Economics, International Business), University of Auckland

Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, University of Auckland

Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder)


AACSB Accredited Honors (for Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship), Awarded by the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society (US), 2014

Council Prize Winner for Foreign IP Law, Awarded by the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys, 2012

Council Prize Winner for Best Overall Performance in Patent Attorney Examinations, Awarded by the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys, 2012

Business Case Competition Winner, Awarded by the University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurship Challenge, 2008

Managing Intellectual Property ‘IP Stars’: named Rising IP Star, 2018 & 2019


Fellow: New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA)

Lifetime Member: International Honors Society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Member: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

Committee Member (Victoria): Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Member: CFA Institute (US)

Member: CFA Society Melbourne