Patent & Trade Mark
Level 14, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel 03 8618 4100
Fax 03 8618 4199
Madeleine Kelly – Partner
Madeleine is a Partner with the engineering team in Melbourne specialising in computing, telecommunications, electronics and medical device related inventions. 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.
Full Bio
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 clients' 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.


“At FB Rice, we employ and work with a diverse range of people. From hiring attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds, to sponsoring initiatives encouraging women’s engagement and networking in STEM and life sciences, we know that sometimes talent requires support to flourish and benefit the firm, our clients, and the industries in which they work. This desire for diversity can also be seen in the flexibility provided to the FB Rice team through working arrangements and paid parental leave on a sliding scale.”
Education & Industry Expertise


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