Registered Patent Attorney, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom
Frank Callus qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney before joining Henry Hughes in 1986. He became a Director of Henry Hughes in 1991. He has a bio-physics background and, with the experience gained in English and European Patent Law, prior to joining Henry Hughes, has over 30 years experience in Intellectual Property Law. Frank works with a network of global colleagues and experts to service a wide range of clients. His major focus is in the area of patents (mechanical engineering & chemistry), and trade marks.
Frank is a registered Patent Attorney in New Zealand and Australia. He is also a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and passed the European Patent Office (EPO) qualifying examination in 1985.
Frank's clients, national and international, operate in pharmaceutical, chemical, plastic films, mechanical, timber/paper, agriculture and dairy industries.
Frank is listed in Who's Who Legal Patents and iam Patent 1000. His professional memberships include: Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA), Chartered Patent Attorney (CPA), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industielle (FICPI), Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) and Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA).
Frank is a past-President of NZIPA having served on the NZIPA Council for 12 years. He is also a past-President of the NZ group of APAA and a New Zealand representative on the APAA Council. From 1999 - 2004, Frank was a member of the Examination Board for NZIPA and has been appointed again since 2006.
At a Joint Forum of FICPI and APAA in New Delhi in 2000, Frank presented a paper on the Patent Co-operation Treaty, and was a panel member in a PCT workshop at the APAA General Assembly in Thailand in 2012. He is co-editor of the publication, An Intellectual Property Guide for Life Sciences in NZ 2004. For a copy of this publication please contact Frank.