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We love inspiring the bioscience leaders of tomorrow.

And 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 enjoy 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. Our team is small, but delivers high-impact insights along the value chain in bioscience innovation - from IP, to market evaluation, product creation, and IPO. Our experts have worked with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and biosciences startups at many different parts in their journeys.

Carel Smit - Managing Director

Carel Smit is the founder and managing director of Biophile. A Cambridge-educated life sciences patent attorney and medtech entrepreneur with masters degrees in genetics, law, and management, he has more than 20 years of experience in bioscience IP, innovation, and commercialisation in Australia and abroad. As a former S&P Global 100 in-house IP counsel, he understands the pressures on innovators and IP counsel, mixed with the interplay of commercial objectives. Having also co-founded an award-winning medical devices company that has helped patients in more than 15 countries, he also appreciates the pressures on founders.

Carel has served clients in numerous countries and for local clients Carel's knowledge and training in biotechnology, digital health, cell and gene therapy, virology, and biochemistry mean that he is comfortable with many different types of life sciences technologies, either when consulting, assisting with capital raising, or advising on IP monetisation strategies. His IP, commercialisation, and BD strategies have been featured by Forbes, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, ABC, and the Australian federal government. 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. 

Louise Bautista | Intellectual Property Analyst an Life Sciences Consultant
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.

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  • 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