Andrew is the founder and principal of Caska IP. Andrew is a registered Australian Patent and Trademark Attorney and a registered New Zealand Patent Attorney.
Andrew has extensive experience in the preparation and filing of patent applications in Australia and overseas. Andrew has advised on complex patent and trade mark infringement matters, prepared patent opposition cases and prosecuted numerous applications before various patent offices including the Australian Patent Office, the US Patent Office, the European Patent Office and the Chinese Patent Office.
Prior to founding Caska IP, Andrew was employed as a Patent Attorney at one of Australia’s largest intellectual property law firms, Davies Collison Cave. Andrew has also worked as a Consulting Engineer, as a Management Consultant and at the University of Sydney assisting with engineering and design education. Andrew has engineering and research qualifications and has been involved in research programs in some of the worlds most prestigious (and innovative) universities including Stanford University, California, USA. Andrew has most recently conducted further studies in computer science with a focus on modern computer networking and mobile computing applications (Apps).
Andrew has a particular interest in Australian inventors and innovative businesses. Technically, Andrew is interested in all types of technology, but has specialised skills in mechanical engineering, process and chemical engineering, radar and control systems, ocean, tidal and wave energy and mining related inventions. Andrew also has an active interest in computing technologies and is currently involved in several website and mobile application (App) development projects.
Andrew grew up on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia and after living in Sydney and abroad has returned to the region bringing skills which were previously only available in the major cities.
Claire is an award winning lawyer who has turned her attention to IP Management, trade marks and branding strategy. Claire manages the operation of Caska IP (and our related companies) to ensure the on time and expert delivery of our services. Claire has extensive knowledge of Australian trade mark law and has a flair for online branding and the successful registration of trade marks. Claire also has a deep understanding of the broader intellectual property environment in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.
Prior to joining Caska IP, Claire was the Practice Manager and Solicitor at one of Australia’s largest specialist law firms. In this role, she combined both managing daily operations of the firm whilst assisting with the delivery of specialised legal advice.
Claire has a keen interest in Australian online start-up companies and has specialised knowledge in relation to brand protection in the online market place, general retail and fashion. With her background in both law and advertising, Claire also provides our Clients with technical writing, marketing and online advertising assistance.