Ashley is a Registered Patents and Trade Marks Attorney.
His passion is intellectual property and protecting client’s rights to inventions. His belief is that unless you can get up each day and say you enjoy doing what you are doing then you shouldn’t be doing it. After a strong coffee, Ash wakes up each morning with a passion for protecting intellectual property and enjoys coming to work each day, and drinking a lot of coffee!
Ashley has an honours degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queensland University of Technology and has worked as an Attorney in Australia and Europe. He has advised client’s on protecting their inventions in most technologies with the exception of chemicals and biotechnology. Who really knows what they are talking about anyway! (We have other patent attorneys at RavenIP who look after that for him).
Ashley has particular interests in relation to the protection of inventions for telecommunications, renewable energy, optical and photonic technologies, medical devices and all computer related areas. He also has a particular interest in aerospace inventions having worked with the Australian Space Research Centre in Canberra on a microsatellite for a number of years.
Ashley is a member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
In his spare time Ashley enjoys the company and companionship of his dog Rosie, reading any good book by Dick Francis or John Francome, and playing golf. Having recently moved back to Queensland after travelling and working overseas for a couple of years he found that you really can’t beat the great weather and being close to family here in Australia.
The Jack of all trades in our Administrative department Blake joined the team in January 2014 as an Administrative Trainee. He has a background in Information Technology, Business and Mathematics.
In December 2014, Blake had to step up to the role of Office Manager, which for him was an exciting, yet nerve-racking opportunity.
Blake’s role consists of finance, invoicing, customer service, accounts, payroll, book keeping and just about everything else.
Upon completion of his traineeship, Blake one day aspires to study Computer Science at University.
With a flair for artistic and creative writing, Blake shows a keen interest in Trade Marks, with the hope to become a qualified Trade Mark Attorney in the near future.
Blake’s interests include: Travel, Photography, Writing, Computers & Cars.
Natalie is a Trainee Trade Mark Attorney.
Natalie is the newest member of the team at Raven IP. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Digital Media (majoring in Graphic Design) at Griffith University. Upon completion of her tertiary education, Natalie then hopes to proceed in becoming a registered Trade Mark Attorney.
Prior to her employment with Raven IP, Natalie was a freelance graphic designer, which further sparked her interest in all areas of digital design, and eventually in trade marks.
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