About Clark IP

Clark IP are intellectual property experts. We exist to provide clients with meaningful and commercially considered IP, delivered in a way that’s easy to understand.

We provide local and international patent and design work, procurement of patents and designs, patent drafting, prosecution and IP advice work including due diligence, validity, FTO and other analysis.

Clark IP provides trade mark procurement work and through relationships with senior trade mark attorneys and foreign associates delivers the full suite of trade mark work.

Our small but professional Sydney-based office allows our experienced senior practitioners to deliver the same high quality work of larger firms, without the massive overhead costs associated with a large operation.

We can work with you from idea to launch and can be involved in as much or little of this process as you want us to be. Generally, what ever stage your idea or technology is in, Clark IP can cover it with a value for money offering that is:

  • Commercially considered
  • Legally protected
  • Easy to understand

For a no obligation, confidential discussion about your IP needs, contact Clark IP.

David Clark

Patent Attorney

Clark IP Founder, David Clark, is a registered Australian and NZ Patent Attorney with 27 years experience working in private practice Intellectual Property. Having worked as an engineer and inventor, he brings a unique mix of practical experience and technical expertise to his patent, registered design, and trade mark practice.

David complements his patent expertise with a strong business acumen. Having successfully managed patent practices at a major first tier law firm and a significant IP firm, he is able to provide a product which is not only technically accurate but also commercially meaningful and relevant. This is achieved by listening to the client as the technology expert and working collaboratively to translate this information into quality work.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Materials), Registered Australian Patent Attorney, Registered NZ Patent Attorney

Professional memberships: The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia – IPTA (Fellow), Engineers Australia (Member)

Kathy Leviton

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

Kathy Leviton - Australian Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attourney - Clark IP

Kathy is a Registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, and a Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney, with over 25 years’ experience in Australian, New Zealand and foreign IP matters. She has worked in top tier patent attorney firms and in-house, and also tutored for the UTS Master of Intellectual Property course. Before entering the intellectual property field, Kathy worked as a laboratory chemist in pharmaceutical companies. She is highly skilled in all aspects of patents, including portfolio management, oppositions, infringement and validity advice, examination of cases in Australia and globally, specification drafting and prosecution, especially in the pharmaceutical, industrial and food chemistry fields. She also has experience in trade mark and design matters.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Science (analytical chemistry), Registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney.

Professional memberships: The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia- IPTA (Fellow), The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (Member; Chartered Chemist)

Deborah Anderson

Personal Assistant

Deborah has been in Senior IP support roles for over 18 years.

Deborah’s experience covers a range of administrative and paralegal tasks including preparing and filing patent, design and trade mark applications with IP Australia and IPONZ as well as preparing and filing international applications with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

This work includes prosecution of patent, design and trade mark applications including preparing and filing requests for examination, transcription and submission of responses to examination reports with IP Australia; patent watching; monitoring and payment of renewals for Australian and overseas patents, designs and trade marks; managing our sophisticated IP docketing and document management system including policing of deadlines; maintenance of key client relationships; managing our accounting software including financial reporting, invoicing, and responsibility for collections.

“Since their inception, the employees of Clark IP have continued to provide timely and professional patent advice and other patent services to Banlaw Pty Limited on a range of IP matters related to Banlaw’s continuing product innovation (R&D) program. The high standard of services of Clark IP allow Banlaw to proceed with our various R&D projects in a more confident and timely manner.”

Adam Peattie
Mechanical Development Manager, Banlaw Pty Limited