At Biophile, we love inspiring the bioscience leaders of tomorrow.
We play small parts along the value chain in the important field of bioscience innovation - from IP, to product creation, to IPO. Our experts have worked with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and life startups at different parts in their journeys.
We love doing stellar work for stellar clients all over the world, all while having as much fun and adventure as possible! We realise that these are not typical values for an IP or strategy firm, but we believe that our very nature as human beings is centred around these unique attributes. We love helping clients identify, protect, and monetise their original IP, and this is reflected in the quality of our work and our enthusiasm for life sciences.
Biophile has life sciences experts in patents, trade marks, IP analytics, tech transfer, commercialisation, capital raising, and digital health, and it was created to holistically bridge the gap between traditional IP and consulting service providers to provide a seamless progression for our clients. We provide specialist services to the life sciences community in Australia and abroad. It is a carbon-conscious company and we take our environmental footprint seriously.
Carel Smit - Founder
Carel Smit is a former medtech entrepreneur, tri-qualified patent attorney and the founder of Biophile. He is a Cambridge-educated life sciences patent attorney and has six degrees, three of which are masters degrees in genetics, law, and management. He has more than 20 years of experience in bioscience innovation and IP law in Australia and abroad. As a former S&P Global 100 in-house IP counsel, he understands the pressures on IP practitioners in-house and in private practice.
His IP, commercialisation, and business development strategies have been featured by Forbes, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, ABC, and the Australian federal government. Previously, he was also the founder of two boutique IP law firms, Smit & Van Wyk, Inc (filings in Africa), as well as Patenteur, a patent law firm aimed at startups. His love of nature and life sciences led him to create Biophile as a carbon-conscious consultancy and to be Australia's first dedicated life sciences IP practice and strategy consultancy. In 2013, Carel combined his love of mountains and charity work by raising money for a women's clinic in Ethiopia by organising and summiting three peaks on three continents in three months.
Louise Mari Bautista - IP Analytics & Consulting
Louise is head of IP analytics at Biophile and is a life sciences consultant. A Cambridge-educated life sciences consultant with masters degrees in bioscience enterprise and technology management, he has also worked with start-ups as an external business development and technology scouting consultant in the UK and Asia.
As a former technology transfer consultant for local universities in the Philippines, he has managed the commercialisation of more than 20 R&D projects, including multiple early-stage university spin-outs. He was also previously a patent analyst, with experience in conducting landscape reports and prior art research on fields including digital health, molecular diagnostics, food tech, and synthetic biology. He has also performed over 100+ freedom-to-operate and patent analyses for Fortune 500 companies and biotech companies in the US.
Ting Lye - Digital Health & IoT
Ting Lye holds a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge and BA Neuroscience (magna cum laude) and BSc Business Administration (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California. Ting has a broad range of experiences working across the global healthcare industry in the US, UK, and Southeast Asia markets.
She has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals on population health and chronic disease management strategies through to product and business development strategies for digital health start-ups. Ting has particular knowledge of global healthcare payer systems and works closely at the intersection of healthcare, digital innovation, and data-science to drive value-based outcomes.
Biophile Pty Ltd is a member of IPTA, the Australian Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys
Our IP professionals are registered patent and trade mark attorneys where shown, registered with the Trans-Tasman Intellectual Property Attorneys Board in Australia and New Zealand
Carel Smit is a tri-qualified patent attorney and MBE graduate of Queens' College at the University of Cambridge. He holds the degrees of BSc (Genetics)(cum laude), BSc (Hons)(cum laude), MSc (Genetics), LLB, MIP and MPhil Bioscience Enterprise (Cantab)(Distinction). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and a former Fellow of the South African Institute of IP Law
Louise Mari Bautista holds an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University, a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (cum laude) and an MSc in Technology Management from the University of the Philippines.
Ting Lye holds an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University, as well as a BA Neuroscience (magna cum laude) and BSc Business Administration (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California