QORD continues to build out a world-class team to provide world-class services and welcomes the opportunity for great talent to joins us.


Paddy Rice

CEO and Founder of Qord

Visionary technologist who filed the first patents in 2006 onwards building the foundation of Qord.
Armidale, Australia 


Christian Bunke

Qord Global Patent Filing and Prosecution

CEO & founder Aalbun. Innovation and Patent entrepreneur. Sold the 350 patents in mobile advertisement to Apple, and supports world leading IP operations. Aalbun is one of the leading patent factories globally and also support in patent litigation.
Cambridge, UK


Sean Burdick

US Patent Prosecution

Director at Burdick Patents. Former President and GC at Uniloc. US patent attorney building and supporting US litigation across high-tech areas for +20 yrs.
Boise, Idaho


Donal O’Connell

Innovation Harvesting, Trade Secrets, Patent Strategy

Managing Director at Chawton Innovation Services. Former head of R&D and IP at Nokia. Author of the book ‘ The Patent Factory’ detailing how he build the process to create 1000 patents a year at Nokia. Also world expert on Trade Secrets and optimising IP value.
Surrey, UK


Peter Dummer

Originator of Qord patents, Australia

Principal Wallington-Dummer Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys over 25 yrs.
Sydney, Australia


John Pryor

Director on QORD Patent factory, IP Strategy, SPVs

Founder Exalt IP Ltd. Former MD Europe for ICAP Patent Transactions, ex Director EY IP Strategy. Sold and licensed patents to Apple and Samsung amongst others. Business, Transactions and IP strategist.
London, UK


Raghuram (Raghu) Varadarajan

Analytics, Search, General Patent Support

Head of Search & Analytics – Arctic Invent/Aalbun. Lead the Microsoft analytics, search and patent drafting team of 100 at CPA Global. Supporting leading won in Sonos vs Google and Unwired Planet vs Huawei.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Marcus Tierney

Strategy and Commercialisation.

Head of Strategy and Commercialisation for QORD. Led the R&D tax and Grants practice at PwC (Melbourne, Australia). Advisor to both Federal and State Governments on innovation policy, investment attraction and grant assessments. Graduate Australian Institute of Australian Directors


Richard Gray

Brand Strategy, Creative Communications & Marketing .

Head of brand communications for Qord. Richard has over 29 years experience working both agency and client side across the UK, EMEA and APAC both in ECD and CMO roles for clients including VISA inc, O2 Telefonica, AVIS, Canon, SIEMENS and Eastspring Investments.
London, UK


Steve Van De Weyer

Chief Technical Consultant

Head of Technology Development, Innovation, and Research and Development activities.

Brisbane, Australia


Justin Clacherty

Lead Technology Partner

Embedded Hardware, Firmware, Software, and Cloud Computing Technology Development Manager.

Brisbane, Australia

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Digital Technologies

Head of Web and Mobile Application Development

Gold Coast, Australia


Tim Lea

Strategic Advisor

Following a 20-year career in Banking and Corporate Finance, Tim embraced the blockchain back in early 2015 writing a book, Down the Rabbit Hole, in plain English. Since then, he has been an International Keynote speaker and strategic content creator on the applications of blockchain and an active advisor to many technology projects, with a strong emphasis on blockchain, IoT, and sustainability. He is also a co-founder of Walking Between Worlds, a social impact project that energizes global Indigenous communities to amplify First Nation’s powerful voices through NFTs.


Ian Aitken

Group CTO

Mr Ian Aitken is an accomplished technology leader with over 28 years of experience in the IT, IOT, and telecommunication industries. He has demonstrated his engineering, design, and executive management expertise throughout his career. In addition, Ian has held multiple board positions in various companies including Unisono Pty Ltd,  Samsung Electronics and Cisco Systems; showcasing his leadership and strategic capabilities in different industries.


Gemma Sisia

Director of Social Enterprise

Gemma runs The School of St Jude in Tanzania which provides free education to 1,800 bright, poor primary and secondary students.

In 2007, Gemma’s achievements were honoured by a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Her story has been featured twice in the ABC TV documentary program Australian Story, first in 2005 and then a follow-up in 2009. In 2012, Gemma was named one of The Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence, nominated in the Global category, and was also a finalist for New South Wales Australian of the Year. In 2000 and 2019, Gemma was awarded a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

We welcome the opportunity for great talent to joins us