We are thrilled to announce the promotion of two Senior Associates, Diana Bogunovic and Ken Seidenman, and one Associate, Maria Matveenko, in our Melbourne and Adelaide teams, effective 1 July 2023. This recognition is well deserved; we are proud to have them as part of our growing team.
With a dedicated team of technical experts, we provide tailored services that deliver unparalleled support, guidance, and innovative solutions to our clients. Our success stems from the expertise and commitment of our people, who are the foundation of our achievements and we celebrate the recent promotions of not just one, but three individuals who have consistently showcased a strong dedication to delivering an exceptional client experience. We value their contributions and are proud to have them as part of our team.
Congratulations to our recent promotions:
Since joining FB Rice in 2017, Diana Bogunovic has been advising both local and international clients on trade mark use and protection, specializing in clearance searches, application prosecution, and opposition proceedings in Australia and New Zealand. Her expertise extends to providing guidance on trade mark infringement and domain name disputes. Before joining FB Rice, Diana gained over 11 years of experience working across different roles in intellectual property, including the patents group.
"I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges and making a lasting impact in my new role."
- Diana Bogunovic
Ken Seidenman has a broad biotechnology background with deep experience in preparing, prosecuting, and strategic counselling for biotechnology patent portfolios. Ken has pursued patent coverage on behalf of large and small biotech companies and research institutions worldwide in a wide variety of areas including CRISPR targeting, neurodegenerative disease therapies, stem cells, gene therapies and platforms, cancer therapeutics, cell-based drug discovery platforms, antibodies, small molecule therapeutic methods, and diagnostics.
"I look forward to taking on new challenges and helping our clients succeed around the world."
- Ken Seidenman
With technical expertise in organic chemistry, protein biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry, Maria Matveenko’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a diverse range of clients, both locally and internationally. Before joining FB Rice as a trainee, Maria's extensive background in chemistry and biomedical science, complemented by her research work in prestigious institutions across the globe, has resulted in numerous first-author publications and accolades.