“In computer system and software based technology areas, such as e-health and fintech, part of the challenge is getting into the detail of how the system works to implement key functionality as well as the key commercial functions of a system.”

Robyn enjoys working with inventors to maximise potential IP by understanding their technology and commercialisation strategies.  She has specialist knowledge and experience in the patenting of technologies for Universities, and companies from startups and small to medium entities and large corporations in the areas of IT, software and computer system based inventions, telecommunications, electronics, data analytics, e-health and medical devices. 

Prior to joining Griffith Hack, Robyn worked as an engineer for eight years in Ericsson’s Australian R&D company.  Her engineering experience includes development of software and hardware, and testing for real time control systems and telecommunication switching equipment.  

Robyn is involved in mentoring within the start-up community. “It is worth providing some free advice early, to help start-ups avoid IP pitfalls, rather than have them come to me when it is already too late.”  She is also involved with women in technology forums and entrepreneurial programs for women.


  • Master of Intellectual Property Law – Melbourne University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) and Communications (Honours) – RMIT University
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)