Martin Earley - Director, Victoria Region Manager, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

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“To me, getting on board early in the piece is advantageous because our range of experience as an IP attorney in both contentious patent and trade mark issues allows us to determine the approach most likely to maximise benefits to the client. Positive outcomes for our clients are what matter most to me.”

Martin EarleyDirector, Victoria Region Manager, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney


Martin started his career as a Patent Examiner at IP Australia. His expertise spans technologies as diverse as medical and mechanical devices, consumer goods, information technology, telecommunication, physics, and nanotechnology. His clients range from SMEs to large corporates, all of whom value his experience in being able to provide expert advice across all IP matters. In the 2023 and 2024 IAM Patent 1000 rankings, Martin was recognised for his “deep domain knowledge of the necessary actions and specifications, to incorporate into the patent applications.” He has also been named as an IP Luminary by IP World publications. Martin’s talent for detailed conceptual analysis and practical commercial advice delivers ongoing value for his clients. He prides himself on driving his clients towards successful IP protection and patent commercialisation. Martin has an equal passion for ideas and problem solving, and believes in sharing every step of a client’s journey in order to maximise the chances of success on a personal and commercial level. Martin has a key eye for detail and an intimate understanding of the subject matter at the heart of his clients’ IP. Not only is he an expert in patent law, he applies it to his clients’ commercial advantage, cutting through the complexities while providing detailed strategies for applying a commercial slant to patent protection in the areas of ICT, physics, nanotechnology and engineering innovations. Martin is active both domestically and overseas, and regularly attends international patent attorney conferences to maintain his strong links with foreign patent attorneys. He was recognised as an IPLuminary in IPWorld publications in 2007/8.Martin is active in the domestic and international IP forums and regularly attends international patent attorney conferences to maintain his strong links with foreign associates. He has also built a reputation as “a man of the people” and frequently presents at inventor and university groups on patent law and patent commercialisation.

Attorney Snapshot

  • IP Luminary in IP World publications: 2007/8
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Physics
  • Member: AIPPI, IPSANZ and AIPLAs
  • Member: IEEE, AIP

Industry Experience

• Agri Tech
• Construction
• Manufacturing
• Mechanical
• Mining
• Naval
• Applications
• Defence
• E-Commerce
• Electrical
• Electronics
• Energy Tech
• Laser Tech
• Nuclear
• Optical Tech
• Physics
• Quantum
• Security
• Chemistry
• Medical Devices
• Vet Science
Other Industries
• Cosmetics
• Entertainment
• Food & Bev
• Hospitality

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