Senior Attorneys

Chris Atichian – Principal
BE(Mech) MCom
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia and New Zealand)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Chris is a registered Australian patent attorney specialising in the drafting, prosecution and enforcement of patents and registered designs across a wide range of mechanical technologies. Chris has particular experience in handling complex contentious matters relating to patent infringement, and has acted on both sides of many complicated infringement matters. Click for more

Erin Cassidy – Senior associate
BA  LLB
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Prior to joining Cotters, Erin was an associate at a top tier international law firm, before which she worked for leading patent and trade mark attorney firms in both Sydney and London. Erin has managed international trade mark portfolios for multi-national corporations. Click for more

Marcus Dalton –  Principal
BE (Mech)
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia & New Zealand)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Marcus is a registered Australian patent attorney practising primarily in the fields of mechanical patents and registered designs. Marcus has extensive experience managing large international patent and design portfolios for local Australian clients. Marcus is also a registered Australian trademark attorney and has widespread experience in the prosecution and enforcement of trademark registrations. Click for more

Nicholas Lakatos -  Principal
BE(Telecommunications Engineering) BCom (Finance/Econometrics)
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia & New Zealand)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Nicholas is a registered Australian patent attorney practising primarily in the fields of electrical engineering and software related inventions. Nicholas has extensive experience managing patent portfolios for local Australian clients and large multinational corporations. Click for more

Jasmin Taylor  
MIP BA-BCMS
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Jasmin is a trade mark attorney with experience in various aspects of trade mark law and practice. Jasmin has worked for clients operating across a diverse range of industries and has particular experience registering trade marks in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. Click for more

Kieran Williams, PhD – Principal
BSc (Hons) PhD MIP
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia and New Zealand )
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Kieran is an Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney specialising in life science, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to assisting international biotech and pharma companies obtain IP protection in Australia and New Zealand, Kieran works with Australian companies to obtain commercially-relevant patent protection abroad. Click for more

Hideko Yamamoto – Special counsel
BE (Mech) ME (Mech) MIP
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia, New Zealand and Japan)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Hideko is an experienced patent attorney registered in Australia and Japan.  She practises primarily in the fields of information technology patents, mechanical patents and registered designs in Australia. Click for more