Carol is an Associate in the Perth office who works with clients to identify, capture and secure their intellectual property rights, enabling them to confidently add value to their business. She is passionate about aligning her clients’ intellectual property with their business strategy.
Carol has extensive experience acting for clients across a broad range of industries, including medical devices and diagnostics, waste and waste water treatment/processing, ag-tech and resource-based technologies. This experience, coupled with her involvement in handling oppositions and trade mark disputes in Australia, China, Europe and the Philippines, affords Carol a unique perspective when understanding her clients’ needs. She specialises in patent drafting and prosecution, trade mark protection strategy, freedom to operate, infringement advice, IP and business strategy and IP dispute resolution.
In addition to advising on IP rights, Carol also assists the local innovation community through creating and delivering seminars and workshops that educate business owners and brokers on capturing and leveraging IP to increase value to their business.
Following completion of her Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences/Biotechnology, Honours) at Murdoch University, and Masters of Intellectual Property Law through the University of Technology and the IPTA Academy, Carol went on to complete her Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) at the University of New South Wales’ Business School.
Carol is looking forward to working with new and existing clients on navigating the complexities of how IP can not only be a driver for business, but its foundation as well.
Carol is a Registered Australian Patent & Trade Mark Attorney.