Promotions for Stephen O’Brien and Christopher Wilkinson

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We are delighted to announce the promotion to Partner of Stephen O’Brien and Christopher Wilkinson.

Stephen is an Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark Attorney within our specialist Electronics and ICT teams.  He is highly recommended to assist clients with all aspects of IP protection – including branding activities, and identifying and protecting inventions. He has a particular interest in working with South Australian based start-up companies to assist in the identification of inventions and the development and management of patent strategies to maximise the value of their IP.

Chris is an Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark Attorney within our specialist Electronics, ICT and Life Sciences teams.  With his diverse technological background and experience, Chris is able to rapidly engage with new clients to understand their technical language and needs, in order to assist them protecting their innovative solutions.

Commenting on the promotions, Managing Partner Tom Melville said: “I am thrilled to see the promotion of such talented and client-focused attorneys. Stephen and Chris both have exceptional intellectual property skills and experience. Their addition to the partnership team provides Madderns with a fantastic opportunity to expand our reach in assisting clients in taking their great ideas to the world as we begin our 50th year.”

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Elevating South Australia’s Innovative Women

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We are proud to once again sponsor The Winnovation Awards.

These Awards showcase and celebrate the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. If you are an innovative woman in South Australia or know an innovative woman or a South Australian business supporting innovative women that deserves recognition then nominate now at www.winnovation.com.au/nominations.

Applications close July 30 2018.

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Client News: Determined2 nominated for community achievement award

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We wish to congratulate our client, Determined2, on its recent nomination for the Flinders Foundation Leadership and Innovation in Health Award. Determined2 provides immersion therapy to people with a disability or injury. This unique form of therapy gives participants greater freedom of movement in a safe underwater environment. Founder Peter Wilson created the immersion therapy program after suffering a serious workplace injury.

 

 

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Applications for Research Consortia Program now open

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Applications for the Research Consortia Program, under the South Australian Premier’s Research and Industry Fund, are now open and researchers and industry are invited to apply.

The Research Consortia Program provides funding for major research collaborations between universities, other research organisations, government and industry to tackle major challenges in areas of significance to South Australia that aligns to the state’s economic priorities.

Research must provide innovative solutions that can be used by South Australian businesses to expand activity and create jobs.

For this round, priority will be given to research consortia that develop a specific research challenge that falls within one or more of the following research areas:

  • Energy
  • Water, and
  • Agriculture (including food and wine).

More information about the Program can be found at http://innovation.sa.gov.au/opportunity/research-consortia-program/.

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