Nik has a broad practice including assisting clients with both potential and actual patent disputes, the drafting and prosecution of patents in the information technology, software and business method fields, and advising on freedom-to-operate, patent infringement and validity in the telecommunications, medical device and software industries.
Nik’s background is in both the hardware and software aspects of computer systems, as well as networking and telecommunications. This enables Nik to rapidly grasp inventions in information technology and related fields, including online business processes, communications architecture and network communication protocols.
Nik is also experienced in conducting patent oppositions and litigation involving both the enforcement of patents and challenges to their validity. Nik has been involved in dispute-related work for a wide variety of technologies including plastics moulding, agriculture, on-line search and advertising, telecommunications infrastructure, gaming, and fluid flow.
Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)(Hons), University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne
Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
Registered patent attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
Doyle’s Guide: Recommended as a Leading Victorian Patent Litigation Lawyer, 2016
Who’s Who Legal: Australia: Recognised as a Leading Patents Lawyer, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Doyle’s Guide – Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers – Victoria, 2019
Best Lawyers Australia: Ranked Highly for Intellectual Property Law, 2021 - 2024
President: Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Australia Group)
Committee Co-Chair: Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Member: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc
Member: Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)