Brett Kensett-Smith

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Brett Kensett-Smith

Senior Associate

Specialisations

IP Management, IP Protection, IA Audit, Commercialisation Strategy, IA Strategy, MedTech, AgTech, FoodTech, environmental science, general mechanical engineering.

Background

Brett is a registered Australia and NZ Patent & Trademarks Attorney, based in EverEdge’s Sydney office. A Senior Associate at EverEdge, Brett joined us in 2018, having been involved in IP strategy, commercialisation, management and protection, both in inhouse and private practice roles, for over 20 years. Brett helps clients to evaluate and enhance their Intangible Asset and IP portfolio, though auditing and advising on the best practice for protecting their assets, dependent on his client’s business model. Brett also helps clients to find existing IP that is complementary to their business, and either to license in technology/IP or develop new technology that solves a client’s technical issues and does not infringe the IP of competitors. Other skills include providing preliminary patentability advice and IP strategic planning; and in workshop facilitation.

Experience

  • VP at US based private equity investment company, in tech, IP & commercial assessment role
  • IP Manager at public medtech company
  • 10 years in private practice as patent & trade marks attorney in Australia and UK, across several technical disciplines, including general mechanical engineering, MedTech, FoodTech, AgTech, IT&T, water treatment, mining
  • Research scientist for public industrial water and waste water filtration and treatment company

Professional

  • Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney, Australia/New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma, Science Communication, Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma, Environmental Studies, Macquarie University
  • Diploma, Intellectual Property Practice, Academy of IPTA
  • Fellow, Institute of Patent & Trademarks Attorneys, Australia

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