Ray Tettman

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Known for his pragmatic approach, Ray believes that to proceed with confidence in a changing environment, businesses need straightforward advice and solutions to protect their competitive advantage.

This advantage might be based on innovative technologies, clever industrial design, original brands or internal know-how. Ray takes a big-picture view to recognise where the real value lies. Using his broad experience, he helps clients develop fit-for-purpose IP strategies and he does so with the responsiveness and reliability that he would expect if he was a client.

  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Power generation, distribution and control systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind turbines
  • Analogue and digital electronics
  • Control and information systems
  • Medical devices
  • Electrical appliances & consumer goods
  • Trade Marks
  • Industrial Designs
  • 5 years’ experience as an electrical engineer in the power industry
  • Designed and implemented control and information systems for power plant and related mining industry
  • Drafting and successful prosecution of patent applications in many electrical and mechanical engineering technologies in various countries
  • Providing initial and ongoing strategic advice to local clients regarding intellectual asset protection and management strategies
  • Providing patenting strategy and portfolio management advice across multiple jurisdictions
  • Providing freedom to operate (infringement), enforcement, validity and due diligence advice
  • Providing strategic branding advice and trade mark portfolio management for a range of Australian clients
  • Negotiated settlement on numerous patent, trade mark and design infringement matters
  • Successful outcome achieved in many patent oppositions relating to renewable energy technologies
  • Conducted extensive patent landscape analysis of renewable energy technologies

Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Management (Technology Management), Deakin University


The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA), Fellow

Engineers Australia

Beyond the Desk

A self-confessed ‘maker’, Ray thrives on creating, building and repairing elements of his home. He derives great satisfaction from, and takes pride in, making a difference, whether it be repairing cracked plaster or building a new book case.