Our TEAM

Why us

Many clients move to us because of our exceptional personalised service.

They also enjoy our experience which minimises repeated attempts at trying to register intellectual property.

We seek to reduce your liability and infringement risk.

You're in good hands

The Director, Alex is a Patent Attorney and a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys, and has 19 years in the field.

PLUS Cathy, our Senior Patent Attorney has 30 years in the field. She also worked as an Examiner for the New Zealand Patent Office.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

You get what you pay for.

You could find, after 8-18 months of waiting, that all your invested money has been wasted, and you are in an expensive conflict.

Or you could find that repeated filings are needed, or may no longer be an option.

ALEX FERRANTE

Alex began his intellectual property career in 1998 and is the founding Director of Australian Patent & Trademark Services Pty Ltd.

Alex worked for a variety of firms, both in Adelaide and Melbourne, has a Business Management Certificate IV, and has Honours in Science from The University of Adelaide.

Employed as the IP Manager at Adelaide Research and Innovation (ARI), Alex developed a passion for the practical interplay between business and Intellectual Property.

Outside work, Alex enjoys baking sourdough bread, tennis, and gardening.

CATHY HUSTWICK

Cathy is a Senior Associate with 30 years intellectual property experience in Australia.

Prior to this, she worked as a Patent Examiner at the New Zealand Patent Office.

Cathy applies extensive patent and trademark experience to ensure clients’ interests are managed effectively, professionally and with accurate detail.

In particular, she has extensive knowledge and experience in oppositions, infringement matters, dispute resolution, chemical patents and pharmaceutical patents.

Outside work, Cathy enjoys reading, travelling and music.