Dr Megan Cole is a patent attorney based in Melbourne.

Megan is technically qualified in chemical and biological engineering and has extensive experience in polymer chemistry, including in polymer synthesis, cross-linking, mechanical characterization, surface functionalization, cellular encapsulation, and 3-D printing. Before entering the IP profession, Megan trained as a postdoctoral scientist where she gained further experience adapting polymers for specific biological purposes, such as biosensors and biomimetic scaffolds. During this period, Megan was awarded multiple prestigious fellowships and regularly published her research findings.

As an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney, Megan works closely with clients at both the domestic and international front to provide strategic advice across the IP life cycle. Her experience ranges from patentability and/or freedom to operate advice, to drafting, routine patent prosecution, patent enforcement, and even litigation support. She is skilled in crafting legal arguments to support her client’s commercial interests and loves applying her extensive scientific research background to helping clients achieve commercially desirable outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), University of Colorado, USA
  • Master of Science (Chemical Engineering), University of Colorado,  USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Engineering), University of Georgia, USA

Associations

  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)