Robyn Heard Griffith Hack

Robyn Heard is a patent and trade marks attorney based in Perth.

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, women in technology forums and entrepreneurial programs for women.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) and Communications (Honours) – RMIT University
  • Masters of IP Law – University of Melbourne
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)


  • Member, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)