Office location
Sydney
Service locations
Sydney
Regional NSW
Department
Chemistry and Life Sciences
Service areas
Patents
Designs
Expertise
Chemistry
Life Sciences
Materials Science
Medical Technology and Devices
Pharmaceuticals
Specialities
Inorganic chemistry
Organic chemistry
Analytical science and instrumentation
Catalysis
Macromolecular chemistry
Medicinal chemistry
Therapeutics
Medical technology
Nanotechnology
Cosmetics
Food processing and technology and nutrition
Environmental technology
Mining and gas processing
Qualifications
BSc(Hons) – National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), 1996
PhD Chemistry – National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), 2000
Chartered Patent Attorney (UK) 2009
Irish Qualified Patent & Trade Mark Attorney 2009
European Qualified Community Trade Mark & Design Attorney
European Qualified Patent Attorney 2011
Registered Australian Patent Attorney 2015
Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney 2015
Direct telephone
+61 2 9285 2906
Email
mary.munroe@pof.com.au
Year joined
2017
Year qualified
2009
Memberships
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (UK)
Overseas Member of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IE)
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia

About Mary

Mary is an Irish, UK and European qualified patent attorney with over a decade’s experience in IP. She is also a qualified Irish and Community trademark and design attorney (EU), and an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney.

Mary specialises in protecting life sciences, chemical, therapeutics and medical technology inventions.

Expertise includes providing patentability and FTO opinions, preparing patent specifications, multi-jurisdictional patent prosecution, as well as litigation support.

Mary is proud of her commercial/business focus and comfort in dealing with a diverse range of technologies such as chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmacology, therapeutic, drug delivery, drug formulation, medical device, biomedical, analytical instrumentation, food chemistry, polymer chemistry and cosmetic technologies.

Being multi-jurisdictionally qualified, Mary’s approach is strategically focused, taking a hands-on role in the development and management of global patent portfolios, giving clients advice where necessary for optimising protection internationally, as well as for enforcement and licensing opportunities. This is particularly in Europe, Ireland and the UK, where Mary has an established network of experienced contacts.

Mary has assisted several pharma clients in securing pharmaceutical patent term extensions under the European Supplementary Protection Certificate system. She also has strong relationship skills and driving client satisfaction and confidence are strong motivators in her professional career.