Tom Gumley

Principal, Melbourne | BSc(Hons), PhD, Grad Dip IP Law

Direct +61 3 8662 7356

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Tom is a registered patent attorney, specialising in advising Australian biotechnology and chemical clients on their US, European and Asian patent matters. He also represents several large European and US corporations in these sectors in Australia and New Zealand. 

Tom has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property matters, including:

  • Patent Drafting and Filing
  • Novelty and Patent Landscape Searching
  • Freedom to Operate and Clearance Searching
  • Infringement and Validity Advices
  • Australian and New Zealand Patent Prosecution
  • Opposition and Litigation
  • Patent Due Diligence

Tom is highly regarded for the commercial approach that he brings to client matters, and is known for his expertise in assisting Australian companies on the global stage, and cost-effectively managing the patent portfolios of multinational companies in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

Areas of expertise

  • Biologicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agrochemicals
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices
  • Food and Fermentation Technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant Technology and Plant Varieties


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • PhD (Medicine), University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma in IP Law, University of Technology Sydney