“Fast and broad access to information raises its own issues with how to protect ideas and aid the development of intellectual property.”

Amanda has been involved in prosecuting patent applications, both in Australia and overseas, predominantly in the areas of mechanical and chemical engineering.

Her previous experience covers a broad spectrum of Intellectual Property advice to clients, from prior art reviews and the preparation of arguments for prosecution for an S&P Top 500 Company in the energy industry, through to analysing potential commercialisation opportunities from University research and start-up ventures.

Amanda’s varied experience has led her to working with a range of stakeholders. It’s this experience that she now uses to effectively communicate ideas and advice to clients on IP issues. Amanda also works on contentious IP matters, both advising on disputes and contesting patent and trade mark cases through the Patent Office and the Federal Court of Australia.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Process) (Honours) – The University of Canterbury

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Canterbury

  • Master of Intellectual Property Law – University of Melbourne

  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)