Director at Innofy Pty Ltd
Andrew Clarke is recognised as a leader in IP commercialisation and strategy development in Australia and he chairs the IP leadership team at independent IP services firm Innofy. His legal prowess and plentiful experience allow him to handle trademark prosecution and registration with ease. He specialises in opposition proceedings before IP Australia.
Dr Clarke has substantial experience facilitating the filing and management of trademarks worldwide. He understands the value of collaboration in obtaining the most effective outcome and works alongside Innofy’s experienced team of attorneys, each with first-class degrees from prestigious universities.
As an active contributor to the Australian start-up community, Dr Clarke regularly educates and advises start-ups as to the many benefits afforded by robust IP protection. Based on broad experience in intellectual property, he always tailors a commercial angle to his trademark advice.
Dr Clarke is also an experienced patent attorney registered in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to his trademark practice, he helps clients to draft and prosecute patent applications. This experience allows him to provide holistic advice on diverse matters relating to IP disputes, audits, commercial strategies and freedom-to-operate opinions.
Dr Clarke assists a broad range of clients, from start-ups to major publicly listed companies. Recent clients include universities, sports equipment manufacturers, medical research organisations, construction, engineering and product design companies, agribusinesses, retail brands, charities and many international referring firms. He is regularly commended for his ability to tailor innovative yet practical solutions to clients’ needs.
Dr Clarke regularly teaches IP subjects to law, business and science students at various universities, including the University of Queensland, Bond University and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Dr Clarke worked at other top-tier Australian private practice firms before joining Innofy in 2017.