Lars holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Tasmania and brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on the procedures of the Australian Patent Office to the team at Pizzeys.
Prior to joining the firm, Lars was a Deputy Commissioner of Patents at the Australian Patent Office, contributing to the strategic planning and management of the organization’s administration of patents to meet local and international obligations. Lars also has considerable experience as a Hearing Officer responsible for hearing substantive oppositions and re-examinations, as well as procedural matters.
Lars has many years of experience promoting intellectual property to universities, business communities and research institutes throughout Australia and internationally to ASEAN member states as a speaker and trainer for government education and IP awareness programs. With this background, Lars provides over 30 years of expertise to the firm in relation to the procedural and legal aspects of patent prosecution.
Lars has extensive experience both in Australia and New Zealand in prosecuting applications in the fields of medical devices, gaming systems, renewable energy generation, information technology, geophysics, and autonomous vehicles, as well as control devices and semiconductor technologies.