George Griziotis is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent & Trade Mark Attorney and holds the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in genetics from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
George specialises in biotechnology patents and, more particularly, molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology. He also has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and electrical field. As well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, he is also a member of the Genetics Society of Australia.
After graduation from University in 1984, where he completed an Honours year of research into the molecular sequence of the mitochondrial genome (DNA) of indigenous Australians (thesis and scientific papers published) and earlier research on the immunology of pregnancy focusing on the foetal rejection phenomenon (scientific papers published), George commenced in private practice and joined Peter Maxwell & Associates in 1987.
George is currently a lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney where Masters of Industrial Property is taught at a postgraduate level. George currently is the lecturer for the subject Drafting of Patent Specifications. He has in previous years lectured the Interpretation and Validity of Patent Specifications. These subjects, and the Masters of Industrial Property, are accredited by the Professional Standards Board for qualification purposes in order to register as an Australian Patent Attorney.