Jenny is one of the leading practitioners in the Australian Biotechnology space. She has extensive experience in managing international patent portfolios, including strategic planning, due diligence, infringement and patentability advice, and coordinating opposition proceedings. Jenny is regularly singled out by industry reviews of the world’s leading patent prosecutors, including Intellectual Asset Management, both for her exceptional technical ability and her commitment to clients. Intellectual Asset Management’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners recognised Jenny in 2015 and 2016 as follows:
‘“Through and through exceptional”, Jenny Petering sets the benchmark for excellence in biotechnology; there are few advancements in the space that don’t pass through her hands.’
‘…(a) client-focused practitioner who gives timely and on-point advice”; she is also a drafter par excellence.’
With vast experience managing extensive portfolios, Jenny acts for a broad range of clients including universities, hospitals, co-operative research centres and research institutes as well as corporates, ranging from start-up companies through to those appearing on the global stage. They all have one thing in common in that they work on cutting-edge biological advancements, and clients have said that Jenny can be depended upon to produce flawless prosecution.
Jenny is a leading advocate for Australian technological sciences and is actively involved in many leading industry groups. She is often sought after to lead discussion on patent and intellectual property strategy topics. Jenny’s membership at Scale Angels supports early stage companies with advice and mentoring, connecting entrepreneurs to strategic partners and access to funding. Jenny also sits on the Expert Advisory Panel at Industry Mentoring Network in Stem (IMNIS), a mentoring program joining experienced industry individuals with PhD students to promote and advocate innovation in technological sciences and engineering. She has accepted a seat on the Science, Medical Research and Technology (SMaRT) Panel and will be part of a leading team of advisors to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
Currently Of Counsel with the firm, Jenny was a partner with FB Rice for 15 years, and now pursues external activities supporting the advancement of the biotechnology industry. She is also a Senior Fellow in the Melbourne Law Masters at Melbourne University.