Congratulations to our new Senior Associates and Associates

We are proud to announce seven new promotions.
Our patent and trade mark attorney firm Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) has promoted five professionals to the position of Senior Associate, and our IP law firm Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers (POFL) has promoted two lawyers to the position of Associate.

Managing Partner Graham Cowin says, “The past few years have been challenging for businesses both in Australia and across the globe, and with many of our clients based overseas, we know this well. We have streamlined our operations to make sure we can continue to deliver the best client service. Our staff have worked hard to make this happen, and it is great that we can recognise their achievements with these promotions.”

We are pleased to announce the following promotions to the position of Senior Associate at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick:

Grace Chan BSc(Hons) PhD MIPLaw FIPTA – Grace’s experience spans a range of Chemical fields, with specialisations in polymers, drug delivery, medical technology and nanotechnology.

Helen Kavadias LLB BMedSc (Hons) MIP – Helen is both a registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney and admitted Solicitor. Helen’s experience includes numerous years of working in private practice as an Intellectual Property and Technology Lawyer as well as an In-House Corporate Counsel.

Edwin Patterson BEng (Hons) PhD MIPLaw FIPTA AIMChemE – Ed’s considerable portfolio includes a range of work in the Chemical & Materials Engineering area and he is convenor of POF’s Resources Industry Group.

Scott Whitmore BSc PhD MIP FIPTA – Scott has extensive experience within academia, commercial research and private practice. He manages the Biotechnology and Medical Devices practices in the Adelaide office for a range of local clients.

Mark Wickham BSc (Hons) PhD MCommrclLaw CSci FIFST – Mark’s extensive practical experience includes molecular and cell biology, immunology, microbiology, animal and human disease models, genetics, cancer and inflammatory disease.

We are pleased to announce two promotions to the position of Associate at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers:

Magda Bramante BSc LLB LLM – Magda joined POFL as its sole Articled Clerk in February 2007, beating approximately 150 candidates for this position. Magda attained her Patent Attorney qualification in April 2011 and has worked within the Chemistry and Life Sciences team and the POFL group .

Leonie Heaton Juris Doctor BSc DipEd GradDip (Ed & Pub) – Leonie’s considerable experience as am IP lawyer includes trade mark protection, negotiating and drafting agreements, including patent and trade mark licences, software development agreements and consultancy and service agreements.

Congratulations to our new appointments!