Kevin Ashby is a former chemical engineer who took an interest in intellectual property and became a patent attorney.
Kevin has qualified* and worked in various countries on different continents and in and with different industries. He can probably help you through the minefield of IP law.
He has real chemical engineering experience – not merely a degree – and has worked in the field in oil and gas refining and uranium processing, but it was while working in the seductive world of diamond synthesis that he got hooked on intellectual property law.
From there he qualified as a lawyer and a patent attorney, becoming registered in his native South Africa and 12 years ago in Australia. He transitioned between these two countries via a spell working in-house in Europe in a world leader in food and nutrition. Through out his career he has been involved in patenting inventions in many vastly differing jurisdictions and has a network of agents and associates to call on for local assistance, when required.
His current practice includes a significant proportion of industrial design and trade mark related work.
Patenting, design and trade mark attorney services – especially interested in up and coming companies and businesses. Innovation inspires.
But managing intellectual property development and usage to sustain an enterprise is where I add most value.
It is deeply satisfying to help start-ups work out strategies for building their businesses using the power of patents, designs and trade marks to support and achieve objectives.
When conflicts arise (as they tend to do) I am on hand to defend my clients’ intellectual property, ensuring their exclusive rights continue.
- Oil and gas refining
- Oil from coal synthesis
- Coal mining
- Process metallurgy
- Process optimization
- Water harvesting
- Food processing
- Animal nutrition
- Diamond mining, detection and recovery
- Diamond cutting
- Electronic applications for diamonds
- Diamond synthesis
- Cutting tools and abrasives
- Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand
- Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
- Former Registered Professional Engineer
- Registered Patent Attorney and Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non practising)
- Former Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law