Our team

Milena has had the privilege of working in leading IP firms, as well as in-house at a global biotechnology company.

Her experience includes: identifying and capturing IP; assessing and developing the commercial value of patent portfolios; drafting and prosecuting patent applications; developing effective strategies to navigate competitor’s patents; advising on IP issues in collaborations; and effectively sharing her knowledge of IP with academics, research scientists and senior managers.

Milena especially enjoys, and has a wealth of experience in, running oppositions and re-examinations before the Australian Patent Office, as well as oppositions before the European Patent Office, and has assisted in a number of complex litigation cases before the Australian Federal Court.

Outside of work, Milena’s interests include playing the piano, yoga, and spending time with her family.






  • Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
  • Master of IP Law
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry
  • First Class Honours Degree in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry


  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Formulation
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food and Beverages
  • Agrochemicals


  • IPTA