BSc(Hons) MCommrclLaw PhD FIPTA GAICD

Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Mark Wickham Mark Wickham is a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. He is a Patent Attorney and Trademark Attorney. Mark is a member of POF
Office location
Melbourne
Service locations
Melbourne
Geelong
Regional Victoria
Department
Chemistry and Life Sciences
Service areas
Patents
Expertise
Biotechnology
Clean Technology
Life Sciences
Pharmaceuticals
Plants and Agriculture
Specialities
Agricultural biotechnology
Antibodies
Biologics
Diagnostics
Genetics
Genomics
Molecular and cell biology
Pharmaceuticals
Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1997
PhD, University of Melbourne, 2002
Master of Commercial Law, University of Melbourne, 2011
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2008
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2011
Company Directors Course, 2018
Direct telephone
+61 3 9622 2230
Email
mark.wickham@pof.com.au
Year joined
2007
Year qualified
2010
Memberships
Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Institute of Food Science and Technology (Fellow)
Australian Society for Microbiology (Professional Member)
Australian Institute of Company Directors
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About Mark

Mark’s work focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in Australia and internationally, due diligence, freedom to operate and invalidity advice for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health and medical device industries.

Mark majored in genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology for his BSc(Hons) at the University of Melbourne, and his PhD work at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Alan Cowman FRS focussed on the molecular and cellular biology of malaria.

Mark conducted four years of postdoctoral research at the Michael Smith Laboratories (named for its Nobel Prize-winning Director) at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His work focussed on the immunologic and inflammatory responses to infectious agents at the molecular and cellular level.  Upon returning to Australia as part of a CJ Martin Fellowship, Mark conducted further post-doctoral research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

As a result of his scientific research, Mark has 33 publications in peer reviewed international journals, including Cell, EMBO Journal, PNAS and Current Biology.  Mark has also published on issues in intellectual property in Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. His research has been cited over 2700 times.

Mark is a keen advocate for science and technology in Australia, and has sat on the advisory boards of a number of technology based start-up companies. He is a mentor at the Melbourne Accelerator Program, Australia’s leading start-up accelerator, and is a mentor at Industry Mentoring Network in Stem (IMNIS), a mentoring program connecting PhD students with industry leaders in a one year mentoring program.  He is also a guest lecturer in the commercialisation of science at the University of Melbourne.

Mark joined Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in 2007, and became a partner of the firm in 2015. Mark is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney.

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