Dr. Taylor Smallwood

Trainee Patent Attorney

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Taylor joined the Brisbane Patents Team in 2021. She previously worked at the University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow since 2018. Her experience at UQ included a collaborative project with international pharmaceutical company, Grünenthal, to develop novel, non-opioid drug therapies derived from cone snail venom for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain. This offered her extensive experience in peptide chemistry and structural biology.

With a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) and PhD focused on “Mining helminth secretions for new classes of immune suppressing drugs”, Taylor’s background and research experience in immunology and therapeutic development supports our dedicated Life Sciences patents team. Her work focuses on assisting the team with patent prosecution, drafting patent specifications, oppositions, searching and technology landscaping.

While Taylor may be a self-confessed workaholic, she also enjoys rock-climbing in her spare time.

Service Areas


• Peptide chemistry
• Immunology
• Microbiome-derived therapeutics
• Diagnostics
• Antibodies and variants
• Cell-based therapies
• Pharmaceutical compositions
• Cell signalling and signal transduction
• Molecular biology
• Drug delivery technologies

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD (Biochemistry)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Member - Ausbiotech
  • Member - Life Sciences Queensland
  • Member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member - The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

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