Richard Baddeley
Agribusiness, Chemical, Energy, Engineering, Medical Devices, Medical Technology, Resources, Universities and Research Organisations

I have over 30 years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of IP. My focus is on providing creative approaches to IP strategy aligned with business strategy.

I have an established track record acting for a range of clients from start-ups to large multinationals which has been built on my reputation as a trusted and experienced business adviser.

My background in chemical engineering provides a platform to understanding technology across a wide range of fields, with current projects in the fields of critical mineral extraction, processing and utilisation, energy technology, medical technology and automotive technology.

My experience includes:

  • Completing numerous patent drafting, prosecution, opposition and litigation assignments in hydrocarbon exploration and production; and extractive metallurgy including critical minerals, biohydrometallurgy, nickel, copper, uranium and gold hydrometallurgy;
  • Advising on, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications in Australia and New Zealand for a range of multi-national companies;
  • Managing IP assignments in energy and energy related technology in Australia and internationally; and
  • Pursuing patent, trade mark and design strategies to promote the global interests of a large automotive manufacturer including providing litigation support in India, Indonesia and West Africa;
  • Providing advice on business strategy with IP as a key focus.

I am published author and regular presenter on IP topics to corporate, industry, university and professional services audiences in Australia and internationally.


  • Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University

Industry Areas

  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Agriculture

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President, The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Treasurer, WA Chapter, Australia India Business Council
  • Honorary Secretary, Energy Club WA
  • Member, FICPI
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors