Our team

“I enjoy working with inventors and innovative companies to assist them in protecting their inventions. My aim is to become a member of your project team, bringing a diverse technical background with a deep understanding of IP laws to your project, to help your company to grow and succeed.”

Chris’s IP practice is primarily focused on ICT and engineering sectors. Chris has experience drafting and prosecuting patents in software and internet applications, telecommunications, electronics, signal processing area, medical devices, mining and manufacturing related technology. Chris has performed work for large Australian clients such as Universities, DSTO, and Schneider Electric (Clipsal), as well as innovative start- up and growing companies ThereItIs.com and Pro 3 Products. Chris also handles local prosecution work for international companies seeking IP protection in Australia such as Qualcomm Incorporated and Cook Medical.

Chris has had an unusually diverse technological background which he draws upon to assist his clients. Chris obtained a PhD in experimental astrophysics (for which he received a special commendation) helping to build, calibrate and run a cosmic ray detector in the Utah desert. He then worked as a researcher in the explosive blast effects area for DSTO (think real-life MythBusters), before changing tack to work as a bioinformatician for the WEHI, WCHRI and University of Adelaide assisting biologists to understand the genetic basis for Leukaemia and Embryonic Stem Cells through the use of high throughput technologies and data analysis techniques.

Chris is able to rapidly engage with new clients to understand their technical language and problems in order to assist in them in protecting their innovative solutions. Through this diverse background and experience, Chris has had the opportunity to work alongside staff from a range of backgrounds such as engineers, statisticians, programmers, biologists, and technicians, whilst also gaining exposure to a wide range of technologies and data analysis techniques.

Chris enjoys working with clients to assist them in navigating the often complex and confusing world of IP protection. Chris has an in-depth understanding of IP system and IP laws, and works with you to determine the most appropriate strategy for protecting your technology. Chris considers his role is to become a member of your team, bringing this understanding of the IP law to assist in helping your company to succeed and grow.

Email:

Chris.Wilkinson@madderns.com.au

Details:

Teams:

Qualifications:

  • Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • PhD (Experimental Physics)
  • Master of Industrial Property

Expertise:

  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Software
  • ICT
  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Sensors and Signal Processing
  • Energetic Materials
  • Weapon Systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices

Memberships:

  • IPTA (Fellow)
  • LESANZ (Local Committee Member)
  • IPSANZ