“For clients it is, and always has been, about being commercial. Clients need to utilise experienced patent attorneys to help identify a successful commercial IP strategy that will help them stay ahead of the competition.”

Rachel works with local clients and foreign corporates to protect their patent and design rights in Australia. This includes drafting patent applications, patent searching, infringement and patentability advice, patent prosecution, and management of patent portfolios. Her broad technical expertise includes household consumer products through to laser and optical instrumentation, drilling equipment and downhole tools, and sensing systems for monitoring of environmental conditions.

Her extensive experience includes coordinating a successful defence to a European patent opposition for Australia’s leading scientific research organisation and being responsible for day to day management of a large US corporate’s patent portfolio in the field of Oilfield Services.

With over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession, including time as a patent examiner, Rachel is able to assess different situations quickly and determine the right IP approach going forward. Rachel is known for her approachability and providing clear, professional advice.

Rachel says that in today’s climate ‘it’s essential that an organisation is fully aware of potential competitors and their patent activities. Patent watching, and patentability advice is key.


  • Graduate Diploma of Intellectual Property Law - The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Honours) - Macquarie University
  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)