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Wynnes is a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm, registered to practice in Australia and New Zealand. We can also protect patents, designs and trade marks in other countries and regions through our global network of Associates.

Part of our culture is to foster relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable in contacting the attorney to discuss a matter without fear of being billed for every second.  We feel communication and education of the IP process are vital to achieving the goals of the client.  In this way we realise it is a team effort to successfully commercialise the client’s IP.

The Attorneys at Wynnes have legal qualifications as well as technical qualifications. These technical qualifications cover chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as software and electronics.

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Principal)

Dr. Ewen C Wynne

Areas of Expertise

Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Australia and foreign countries.

Advising on managing intellectual property to provide protection and maximising commercial return.

Advising on infringement and how to avoid infringement.

Experience

Ewen has over 20 years experience in Patent, Design and Trade Mark law.  He is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia.  He is also a registered New Zealand Patent Attorney.

He has worked in private practice with individuals, businesses of various sizes, government and University departments.  Ewen has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in Australia, USA, Europe and other foreign countries.  As well he has prepared and prosecuted numerous trade mark and design applications in Australia and overseas.  He has also been involved with opposition proceedings with the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office.

Ewen has developed a large primarily mechanical and chemical patent practice dealing with medical to industrial type inventions.  Many of his engineering clients have successfully used their intellectual property to win tenders and negotiate contracts and license agreements.

He also has a biotechnology practice developed with local businesses and overseas chemical and pharmaceutical companies and institutions.

Ewen has a science degree (Honours) and Ph.D in bacterial genetics with overseas post-doctoral experience in molecular genetics and molecular biology.

Ewen also has a Trade Marks practice.  He views Trade Marks as an integral component in the commercialisation of the invention.  A distinctive trade mark for a product or service can greatly increase the sales success of the product or service.

He has lectured at Universities, conferences and functions on intellectual property.

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Principal)

Philipp Orth

Areas of Expertise

Drafting and prosecuting patent, trade mark and design applications.

Managing patent portfolios and advising on international filing strategies.

Advising on commercialisation strategies.

Experience

Philipp is an Australian and New Zealand Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney with experience in AU, NZ, US and EP patent prosecution.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Computing) with Honours, an MBA (Technology Management) and a Masters of Intellectual Property.  Philipp is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia.

Philipp’s technical areas of expertise include mechanical engineering, mechanical devices and machines, engineering design, medical devices, building products and processes, mining technology and equipment, automotive and agricultural machinery, process engineering, packaging and materials handling, fluid mechanics, food and beverage, computer software and innovation management.

Prior to entering the IP profession in 2009, Philipp has 15 years of experience working as a technical advisor for heavy machinery and products with leading Australian, European and International organisations in the building products industry.  Philipp has also worked in a technical role at BMW Headquarters in Munich.

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

Ian Anderson

Areas of Expertise

Drafting and prosecuting patent, trade mark and design applications in Australia and overseas.

Managing patent portfolios and advising on local and international filing strategies.

Experience

Ian is an Australian and New Zealand Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney with a mechanical engineering background. He is also a proud member of Engineers Australia.

Degrees and qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the Queensland University of Technology;
  • Masters of Applied Law from the Queensland University of Technology; and
  • Masters of Intellectual Property from the University of Melbourne.

Following the completion of his bachelor degree, Ian worked as an engineer specialising in commercial/industrial building projects for over 4 years.

In order to broaden his knowledge base, he undertook a Masters of Applied Law at the Queensland University of Technology studying facets of the law applicable to engineering (contract law, mediation, cyber law, and more). During this course, he also studied intellectual property and wrote a dissertation regarding the patent law implications of 3D printing replacement components.

Ian has always enjoyed being involved with machines, systems and people with the technical skills to bring their ideas to life. His interest in the variety and breadth of inventive endeavours led him to pursue a career as a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney.

He continues to use his extensive engineering knowledge and IP experience and regularly liaises with local clients and overseas associates, advising them in matters of Australian and New Zealand intellectual property law.

Client Relationship Manager

Harriet Wynne

Areas of Responsibility

Responsible for establishing and building reciprocal working relationships with foreign Associates.

Provide content management across all social media platforms and manage professional content.

Working closely with the secretarial and professional staff, including managing and supervising Attorney task lists and internal training of staff.

Experience

Harriet has experience in maintaining and updating different database systems within the firm for over 6 years. Within these 6 years, she has helped shape the Wynnes brand and manage social content.

She is responsible for different aspects of marketing and public relations for the firm.  She enjoys talking with the client and helping them throughout their journey.

She holds a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Public Relations, and a Bachelor in Media and Communication.

Assistant Secretary and WPS Coordinator

Emma Brown

Areas of Responsibility

Provide administration support and work closely with the professional staff.

Experience

Emma has over 11 years experience in client services, with 5 years in the legal industry. She is driven and passionate about the work she does and has experience in large and small firms.

Emma holds a Certificate II in Business.

Administration Support

Veronica Delgado

Areas of Responsibility

Provide administration support and work closely with the secretarial and professional staff.

Experience

Veronica has over 7 years of customer service experience.  She is passionate about providing outstanding service to our clients both in person and over the phone.

Veronica holds a Certificate II in Business.

Receptionist

Eliza Oomens

Areas of Responsibility

Provide administration support and work closely with the professional staff.

Experience

Eliza has over 4 years in the customer service industry. She strives to exceed expectations when it comes to customer service of our clients and is driven to go above and beyond.

Human Resources Manager

Olivia Wynne

Areas of Responsibility

Manage staff and enable each member of staff to improve their work performance.

Experience

Olivia has over 6 years experience in Human Resources, across a variety of industries.  She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Accounting Manager

Allan Thomson

Areas of Responsibility

Provide financial administration and strategic financial analysis and advice.  Work closely with the secretarial and administration staff and the professional staff.

Experience

Allan is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience working in large manufacturing companies and accounting firms.  He has experience in the full gamut of accounting practice from taxation consultancy to preparing and filing BAS statements and annual tax returns for different entities, budget forecasting to daily transactional work and debt collecting.

Design and Development Manager

Brenton King

Areas of Responsibility

Provide design/content management and strategic marketing analysis. Work closely with the secretarial and administration staff and the professional staff.

Experience

Brenton has over 13 years of industry experience in graphic design and website development. He has focussed on diversifying his abilities through a variety of senior roles in publishing, web development and alongside marketing agencies.

Throughout his career, Brenton has acquired and honed his skills in marketing, content writing, SEO analysis and video editing. By combining his vast skills and knowledge of the creative industry, Brenton is able provide a unique content creation service to SME businesses.

Expertise includes:

CMS website development, print and web design, SEO and SEM management, brand development and client management.

Web Developer

Alex Chard

Areas of Responsibility

Alex provides a keen eye for detail, specialising in website development, photography and video production, database management and migration. He also assists with in-house IT support.

Experience

Alex has over 7 years experience in customer service and over 3 years of film and photography experience. Alex works closely with the Wynnes professional staff to provide a reliable service and fresh insight to fulfil all our clients’ needs.

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