Congratulations to our new Partner, Special Counsel and Senior Associates

We are delighted to announce four new appointments effective from 1 July, 2019.

Managing Partner Ross McFarlane says: “The lifeblood of our business is our outstanding people. On behalf of my fellow partners, I am delighted to celebrate Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick’s continued success through the elevation of these highly talented attorneys/lawyers.”

Anita Brown – Partner

Anita Brown has been promoted to Partner in the Trade Marks team. Anita has been with POF since 2007, and develops strategies for protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property rights of both large and small Australian and foreign companies across a range of industries including life sciences, fashion, manufacturing, cleantech and information technology. Anita actively promotes the firm’s trade mark expertise and acts for some of POF’s key trade mark clients.

Mark Williams – Special Counsel

Mark Williams has been promoted to Special Counsel in the Electronics, Physics & IT team. Mark joined POF in 2002, and focuses on a diverse range of inventions, including electronic devices, mining and hardware, software, computer implemented inventions and electronic gaming machine systems. Mark represents some of the largest clients in the EPIT group. He plays a key role in the implementation of POF’s social media strategy and was recently recognised by Lexology as the key legal influencer for Australasia.

Duncan Joiner – Senior Associate

Duncan Joiner has been promoted to Senior Associate in the Engineering team. Duncan Joined POF’s Engineering group in 2012 and works across a range of engineering technologies including mining, automotive, aerospace, materials and clean tech. Duncan works with many of the Engineering Group’s largest overseas clients. Duncan also assists a number of smaller SME clients in protecting and commercialising  their inventions.

Helen McFadzean – Senior Associate

Helen McFadzean has also been promoted to Senior Associate in the Electronics, Physics & IT team. Helen has been with POF since 2017. Since joining the intellectual property profession in 2009, she has successfully obtained patents, trade marks and designs for hundreds of businesses in Australia and overseas in a large number of technology areas. Helen acts for some of the largest clients in the EPIT group.

Congratulations to all of our new appointees!