Our team

As one of the partners of Madderns’ ICT (Information and Communications Technology) team, Martin looks after clients involved in cutting edge technology, whether it be mobile communications technologies, building control protocols or cochlear implants. With a background in electronic engineering and communications, he is recognized for his technical knowledge in these complex areas.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, including 3 years’ experience as a Patent Examiner in the Australian Patent Office, Martin also has a deep understanding of how the Australian patent system works. Martin enjoys assisting clients in identifying valuable IP in their businesses and developing strategies with them to best protect their position.

While being very practical in his approach, Martin is also very active in educating people on IP matters. Martin has been a regular guest lecturer for the Masters of Science and Technology Commercialisation course run by Adelaide University for the past 10 years and speaks at events for lawyers, academia and business groups, including IP conferences in Australia and overseas. He is also responsible for Madderns’ in-house training courses for trainee attorneys and is involved in organising regular educational sessions to maintain the high quality of IP knowledge for all of Madderns’ attorneys and support staff.

Martin was listed in the 2013 edition of Asialaw’s Leading Lawyers publication recognising the most outstanding intellectual property lawyers and patent attorneys in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also been listed as a patent “IP Star” (2014) and as both a patent and trade mark “IP Star” (2015 and 2016) by the respected international journal, Managing Intellectual Property.

Martin also leads the firm’s practice relating to China, having a keen interest in the region developed through his many years of training in and teaching Kung Fu. Martin has travelled to China several times for work and has trained in Hong Kong on many occasions.

Email:

Martin.Pannall@madderns.com.au

Details:

Teams:

Qualifications:

  • Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic) (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies

Expertise:

  • Electronics
  • Electronic Communications
  • Electronic Medical Devices
  • Signal Processing
  • Robotics
  • Control Systems
  • Building Automation
  • Lighting Control
  • Lighting Technologies
  • Cochlear Implants

Memberships:

  • IPSANZ (Committee Member)
  • IPTA (Fellow)

Secondary Languages:

  • French