Innovators should always consider IP protection at the start of their business strategy.

For Stephanie, becoming a patent attorney was the perfect option when looking for a career that would integrate her law and engineering degrees. Since beginning her career as a trainee attorney at Griffith Hack, Stephanie has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technology areas, including mining, electrical and electronics, communications and mechanical devices, and has a special interest in renewable energy, semiconductor devices and medical devices.

Stephanie enjoys developing legal arguments based on a study of technical information for her clients, which is unique to the patent attorney profession.


  • Master of Intellectual Property Law - The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) - University of Western Australia
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)