Philip has researched, taught published and engaged in policy debate and reform in the field of Intellectual Property since 1972. Philip was co author of the first book on Copyright published in Australia and continues to contribute to textbooks in the general field although now with a greater interest in Patents, Confidential Information, International Treaty arrangements and the role of intellectual property policy in economic development.
Philip has also been involved in contributing to the development of intellectual property education in Asia with particular interests in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and most recently in the People’s Republic of China. Philip has worked with WIPO, APEC. AusAID, ESCAP and other international organizations and served in senior academic administration and leadership positions.