About Nicholas Milne

Nicholas Milne, Patent Attorney at Patentec, Sydney Australia

Nicholas Milne, Patent Attorney

Nicholas is a dedicated patent attorney with a passion for helping Australian inventors secure patent protection both domestically and internationally. With nearly 20 years of experience, Nicholas has drafted over 1500 original patent specifications and successfully filed patent applications in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Clients describe Nicholas as approachable, pragmatic, and an excellent listener. He excels at demystifying the patent application process, breaking it down into clear and manageable stages. This client-centric approach has earned him over 130 five-star reviews on Google.

Nicholas’s holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), and a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP). Before becoming a patent attorney, he worked as a registered professional engineer in the mining industry, developing software and hardware for measurement and control systems.

In 2015, Nicholas founded Patentec with a vision to provide a client-focused patent application process. His method ensures cost-effective, predictable outcomes by drafting initial provisional applications in a complete patent specification format. This comprehensive approach includes a tiered set of claims and optional official International-type searches to address validity issues early, aiming for a clear written opinion during the PCT stage. This process is designed to enhance the likelihood of securing enforceable patent protection in ultimately chosen national phases, providing clients with certainty right at the outset.

Nicholas’s qualifications, associations and registrations include:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering, First Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Member of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Australian Patent Attorney
  • Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney
  • Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney

With Nicholas, you can trust that your patent needs are in expert hands, ensuring a smooth and successful journey to securing your intellectual property rights.