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IP Seminar: Managing the patent lifecycle in Australia

3.6.2024 –  Meclu Business Baana, Mechelininkatu 1, Helsinki, Auditorium ground floor

Join us to learn about managing the patent lifecycle in Australia including the benefits and features of utility models in Southeast Asia.

Our speaker is Ms Tracey Hendy from FPA Patent Attorneys, a top-tier Australian-based firm. Ms Hendy has 35 years of experience in IP law and has achieved notable success in her career. You can read more about her extensive areas of expertise and achievements by visiting her profile page on the FPA Patent Attorneys website.

As seats are limited, register today, but latest on 29.5.2024, to stay updated on the latest developments in IP in Australia. Feel free to forward this invitation to your organization. 


Tracey Hendy

Tracey Hendy

Tracey’s professional career encompasses over 30 years of experience in intellectual property law with a broad base of expertise in patents and designs, specialising in the complex mechanical arts and medical devices.

Tracey’s focus in MedTech and medical devices spans surgical devices, orthopaedics including knee and hip replacement devices and techniques, cardiovascular devices including catheters, stents and stent delivery mechanisms, endovascular devices, medical diagnostic devices and instruments including aspects of chromatography and mass spectrometry, microfluidics, blood and sample collection devices, diabetes monitoring, additive manufacturing, especially for medical prosthesis, laser eye surgery including cataract surgery, intraocular lenses, robotic surgery, brachytherapy devices, cervical treatment devices and methods, foetal monitoring devices and systems, renal stents.

As a display of commitment to the Australian MedTech community, Tracey co-authored a workshop The MedTech Edge: Integrating IP and Commercialisation which has been run at multiple universities in 2023/24. The workshop, focussing on the intertwined aspects of IP and commercialisation for the MedTech product life-cycle, took over a year to develop, demonstrating Tracey’s commitment and passion for teaching and training, which has been a feature of her career.

Tracey is also regarded as an expert in utility models, particularly in Asia, with a special focus on the Southeast Asian region. This is in response to clients in the mechanical field looking for alternative and lower-cost protection strategies.

Tracey also partnered with Australian manufacturer Lucas Mill to successfully pursue an infringement of a Chinese patent resulting in successful outcomes at Qingdao Intermediate People’s Court and Shandong High Court and invalidation actions at SIPO (the Chinese Patent Office). This work captured media attention and saw Tracey appear on a national television broadcast, ABC’s Landline, about the Lucas Mill case.

Tracey is an avid reader of case law, as new and challenging Federal Court decisions arrive in her inbox and is an author of Lahore (Chapter 3 of Lahore’s Patents, Trade Marks and Related Rights) covering, the intricacies of the Australian Patents Act and Regulations.

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Program Monday 3 June 2024

Registration and networking
Enjoy coffee and snacks as we kick off our morning of an insightful presentation and discussion
Markku Simmelvuo, CEO, Papula-Nevinpat
Managing the Patent Lifecycle – Strategies for Seamless Prosecution and Enforceable Patents in Australia
Tracey Hendy, Principal, FPA Patent Attorneys, Melbourne, Australia
Time for questions and discussions