About Us

Armour IP was founded in 2008. Its two principals, Neal Holliday and Barry Newman, have long shared a vision for a patent and trade mark attorney firm which focussed all its energy on its core purpose: the protection of IP rights (patent, trade marks, registered designs) in accordance with its clients’ commercial needs.

Through our network of associates in the fields of IP licensing, IP litigation, product design, manufacture, marketing, commercialisation assistance and commercial advice we are well equipped to guide our clients towards further assistance as required. Each client’s needs are unique, and our goal is to ensure that each gets the advice and assistance most appropriate to them.

Armour IP prides itself in offering frank, commercially focussed advice. Our principle objective is commercial success for our clients, and we seek to help provide an IP strategy which both recognises the importance of IP for their long-term success, and understands the limited resources usually available to bring a product to market.

Armour IP Pty Ltd is an incorporated patent attorney under s198(10) of the Australian Patents Act 1990 and is an incorporated trade mark attorney under s228(6A) of the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995. It has two patent attorney directors: Neal Holliday and Barry Newman. Armour IP Pty Ltd is a private company wholly owned by Mr Holliday and Mr Newman.

Neal Holliday – Principal

Neal Holliday has an Honours degree in Engineering (Electronics) and a Bachelor degree in Science (Physics). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and is registered to practice in both Australia and New Zealand.Neal’s areas of expertise are in the fields of mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering, information technology, business methods and telecommunications. Neal also has wide experience in the preparation and prosecution of Trade Mark applications.

Barry Newman – Principal

Barry Newman has an Honours Degree in Engineering (Mechanical) and a Bachelor degree in Science (Mathematics).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, and is registered to practice in both Australia and New Zealand. Barry’s main practice is in the mining, oil-and-gas, and automotive sectors, with clients including household names in these areas. He has a particular interest in ‘Clean technologies, and has been published internationally on patent issues relating to global warming.