Regan Gourley

Regan Gourley

Regan is a Principal Patent Attorney at Cullens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.

Cullens is Queensland’s most experienced firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and one of Australian’s oldest firms. Cullens does the majority of its patent and trade mark work for Australian clients and as such, the attorneys at Cullens are not simply patent and trade mark attorneys operating on the instructions of foreign patent and trade mark attorneys. They are trained to think creatively to solve the problems faced by their clients and to maintain their skills and knowledge at the highest level. Cullens is always looking for partners overseas with whom to create a reciprocal working relationship.

I joined Cullens in 2001 as a trainee patent and trade mark attorney and was made a partner of the firm in 2007. Prior to joining Cullens, I completed studies in business, law and engineering at the University of Queensland giving me a unique appreciation for the economic as well as legal and technical aspects of inventions and branding in a modern business.

Although my clients include several large national and international companies, the majority are local small to medium businesses and individual inventors. I regularly speak at commercialisation seminars as well as mentoring start-up and growing businesses.

I also hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and am an advocate of providing better education in relation to the protection and strategic use of patents and trade marks to businesses.

Specialties: Patent drafting, patent prosecution, managing large patent portfolios for clients across multiple jurisdictions, patent oppositions before the Australian Patent Office, particularly in the areas of mechanical devices, alternative energy devices and systems and computer implemented inventions in the area of financial systems, processing systems and methodologies.

I also handle trademark prosecution and registration both in Australia and in overseas jurisdictions as well as domain name disputes and resolutions.

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