Nicholas Milne

I am driven by an insatiable interest in innovation and understand the motivations that drive true innovators to create solutions for the world we live in. My ability to work closely with innovators and their inventions enables me to develop pragmatic IP strategies and achieve the right results for them. I do this by preparing thorough patent specifications and carefully managing the subsequent patent process both here in Australia and abroad. My approach results in a high standard of client service and facilitates commercialisation of innovation in its truest sense.

Nicholas has over ten years experience working closely with innovative companies and inventors to assist in identifying and protecting patentable inventions. While working across a broad range of technology areas, Nicholas is particularly adept in protecting software related inventions having himself worked as a software engineer and having previously patent protected software related inventions for companies including tech giants such as Google, Nokia Corporation and IBM.


  • Patent drafting across a wide range of technologies
  • Domestic and international patent prosecution
  • Patent infringement advice
  • Patent validity advice
  • Patent rights enforcement
  • Patent litigation support
  • Patent opposition proceedings
  • Trademark opposition proceedings
  • Registered design preparation and filing


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical Engineering, First Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP)


  • Registered Australian Patent Attorney
  • Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney
  • Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney


  • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Nicholas Milne
Nicholas Milne
Principal | Patent Attorney @ Actuate Patents


  • Australian & International Patent Drafting, Filing & Prosecution
  • Patent & Design Infringement Advice
  • Patent & Design Litigation Support
  • Patent & Design Deadline Management