Geoff graduated from the University of Newcastle
with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 1986. After a short time at the Australian
Patent Office, he moved to the Sydney firm Arthur S. Cave & Co., working primarily in
the field of chemical/ pharmaceutical patents. He joined Halford & Co. in 1989
and joined Graham Halford in partnership in the firm in 1998.
Geoff is registered as both a Patent Attorney and Trade Marks Attorney in Australia and
is also registered to practice in New Zealand. He maintains a mixed practice of
mechanical and chemical patent work, medical technology and trade marks.
Geoff's professional interests include raising awareness within the business community of the importance of intellectual property. Outside work, he enjoys sport, music, trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to stay fit, and in his ' spare ' time Geoff is involved with a bushland regeneration project and an animal welfare charity which finds new homes for dogs from animal shelters .