Patent Attorney

Karen Spark, Deputy Managing PartnerKaren Spark, Deputy Managing Partner
Office location
Adelaide
Service locations
Adelaide
Northern Territory
Department
Engineering
Service areas
Patents
Designs
Expertise
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Specialities
Aquaculture
Automotive engineering
Building
Consumer products
Marine engineering
Medical devices
Mining
Mining equipment
Processing and packaging
Solar technology
Transport
Water treatment
Qualifications
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Adelaide University, 1988
Registered Australian Patent Attorney, 1991
Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney, 1991
Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies, 2015
Direct telephone
+61 8 8232 5199
Facsimile
+61 3 9614 1867
Email
karen.spark@pof.com.au
Year joined
2000
Year qualified
1991
Memberships
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
Federation International des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle

About Karen

Karen works primarily with Australian clients, providing them with complete advice on how to best protect their inventions and designs in Australia and overseas. Karen has extensive experience in drafting patent specifications for mechanical inventions and prosecuting patent and design applications through to grant. She also provides advice in relation to infringement and enforcement of patent and design rights.

From 2004 to 2016 Karen was a member of the firm’s Management Committee and held the Deputy Managing Partner position from 2010 to July 2016. Karen also served as a member of the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys from 2010 to 2016.

Karen’s clients benefit from her extensive business management experience by way of her practical advice for addressing both their intellectual property issues and broader business issues.