Patent & Trade Mark
Madeleine Kelly
Madeleine Kelly

Level 14, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel 03 8618 4100
Fax 03 8618 4199
Recent Publications
11 May 2018
On 26 April 2018 the UK government ratified the agreement aimed at establishing the long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The fate of the UPC now rests with Germany as the only remaining country still required to ratify the agreement before it can come into effect. There remains some uncertainty around exactly when that will happen. Nevertheless, the UK’s ratification represents a significant step towards implementation of a radically different framework for patent enforcement in Europe. We recommend that Australian and New Zealand companies take note in preparation for the changes ahead.

17 Feb 2017
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has taken the opportunity afforded by the referral of T05557/13 (as discussed in our previous post) to eliminate the chance of self-collision of patents/patent applications once and for all. The full decision G1/15 can be found here.

18 Jul 2016
3D printing has been heralded as a disruptive technology, driving creativity and innovation. 3D printing has also potentially made counterfeiting of products much easier. The full impact on industry is perhaps only beginning to be felt as the cost of 3D printers has dropped and they have become more prevalent.
Madeleine is a Partner with the Engineering team in Melbourne specialising in computing, telecommunications, electronics and medical device related inventions. 

Madeleine has a genuinely affable nature and takes time to truly understand what her clients are looking to achieve. As a logical thinker, she is particularly good at providing well-structured and highly relevant advice, tailored specifically to her client’s commercial needs.

Madeleine represents a broad range of clients from individual inventors, start-ups, and SMEs, to universities and multi-national corporations.  Her solid grounding in the intellectual property profession has provided her with a thorough knowledge of various patent systems, and she is adept at devising prosecution strategies for worldwide patent portfolios.

While practicing in Ireland, Madeleine was responsible for securing US and European patents for both a well-known multinational telecommunications and data network equipment manufacturer and a global business communications and collaboration systems provider.  She has also successfully secured and defended a European patent for an International telecommunication software provider.

In addition to being a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, she has also qualified as a European Patent Attorney and an Irish Patent Agent.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), University College Dublin
  • Masters of Science (High Performance Computing), Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Patent Attorney qualifying examinations at the Australian, New Zealand, European and Irish Patent Offices

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Telecommunications
  • Software
  • Business Methods
  • Signal Processing
  • Medical Devices
Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Victorian Regional Committee Chair for LESANZ