Patent & Trade Mark
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Corrine Porter – Associate

Corrine Porter is an associate in the Melbourne Chemistry team. Providing advice to both domestic and international clients for chemistry related inventions in areas ranging from confectionery to pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics to pet food, Corinne’s client base ranges from large multinationals to universities, to local start up organisations.

Full Bio

Corrine's professional experience spans prosecution, drafting and strategic advisory services including infringement, validity and patent opposition.

Corrine earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia graduating equal top of her year. She went on to complete a PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia, for which she received a Hackett Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Her PhD thesis focused on the structural characterization and peptide binding of the Grb7 and Grb14 SH2 domains.

Corrine was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Training Fellowship to work in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University. While working at Monash she investigated the molecular mechanism of bacterial conjugation in the Gram-positive bacterium, Clostridium perfringens.

Corrine also completed a research fellowship within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics at Monash University. During this time she worked as a protein crystallographer to determine the structure and function of various drug and vaccine targets from human and livestock pathogens. She has published eighteen peer reviewed research articles, including seven as first author and three as senior author, and has presented her work at both national and international conferences.

More recently Corrine earned a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University and received three top subject student awards, including the Raymond Hind Prize for Patents for Inventions.

Corrine is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney.

Education & Industry Expertise


  • Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University
  • PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Protein chemistry
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Formulations and compositions
  • Purification technology
  • Drug design and delivery
  • Cosmetics
  • Dentifrice compositions
  • Pet food
  • Food technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • X-ray crystallography
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in Australia
  • Ordinary member, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Member, The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand