BE(Hons) Mechatronics MIP FIPTA

Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Office location
Melbourne
Service location
Melbourne
Department
Electronics, Physics and IT
Service areas
Patents
Expertise
Clean Technology
Elec. Engineering
ICT & Software
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology and Devices
Physics
Specialities
Automation and robotics
Sensor technology ("smart" products)
Processes and systems
Medical devices
Control systems
Engineering and manufacturing processes and systems
Automotive technology
CNC machines
Image processing
Audio signal processing
Embedded systems
Computer systems
Mechanical engineering
Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours specialising in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Auckland), 2007
Master of Industrial Property (University of Technology in Sydney), 2013
Registered Trade Marks Attorney (AU), 2010
Registered Patent Attorney (AU), 2011
Registered Patent Attorney (NZ), 2012
Direct telephone
+61 3 9622 2281
Email
helen.mcfadzean@pof.com.au
Year joined
2017
Year qualified
2010
Memberships
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
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About Helen

Helen joined the intellectual property profession in 2009 because of her passion for innovation and cutting edge technology. Since then, Helen has successfully obtained patents, trade marks and designs for hundreds of businesses in Australia and overseas in a large number of technology areas including automation, smart devices, medical apparatus, home appliances, manufacturing processes and equipment, subsea mining technology, automotive technology, audio signal processing, image processing, embedded software and control systems. Helen is experienced in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent application in Australia and overseas, providing infringement and validity opinions, conducting searches and providing general IP advice. Helen has also managed large designs portfolios for the fashion industry.

Before joining the IP profession, Helen worked as a consultant in Ernst & Young’s advisory services, assisting leading global organisations to identify and mitigate business and technology risk.

Clients enjoy working with Helen because she is approachable, informative and upfront with processes and costs. She is also proactive in learning about her clients’ businesses so that the most suitable and cost effective IP strategy can be developed based on commercial objectives.