Australian Patentees’ Rights Exhausted

On 12 November 2020, the High Court handed down a landmark judgment affecting the rights of Australian patent owners. Up until this judgment, the position in Australia for over a century had been that anyone obtaining a patented product from the patentee had an implied licence to use it in accordance with ordinary rights of ownership of goods (the implied …

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Women of Wrays

  + Trade Marks Attorney + F45 Fanatic       Was working in IP always part of your career plan, or was it something that presented to you during your journey? I always wanted to work in law. During high school, that was always on the agenda. I liked legal studies and knew I wanted to move to Melbourne …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

In conversation with Lyndsey Scott

As the excitement grows for this month’s WiTWA 2020 Virtual Conference, we take some time to reflect on one of our highlights from last year’s event. Lyndsey Scott was the first African American model to sign an exclusive runway contract with Calvin Klein. She’s also a software developer who advocates for women and minorities in tech. In 2019, Lyndsey was …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

Women of Wrays

  + Patent & Trade Marks Attorney & Lawyer + Biochemist + Wine Connoisseur & Collector     What drew you to study STEM? I did very well in science and maths at high school in the seventies and had good results. At that stage, my plan was to study medicine, but at the time there was only one medical …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

Women of Wrays

+ Lawyer & Trainee Patent Attorney + Physiologist + Singer     What drew you to study STEM I was always interested in science from when I was a child. Learning how something works or why something is the way that it is, has always fascinated me. I always wanted to science at university, but my specific interest in life …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

In conversation with Iris Smit

As part of our WiTWA in Conversations series, Wrays’ Head of Marketing & Business Development, Rebecca Hembling is joined by Iris Smit, the CEO and Founder of The Quick Flick, one of Australia’s fastest-growing beauty brands. Iris started her company whilst still at university in WA. The Quick Flick is now a multi-million dollar business and can be found in …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

Women of Wrays

+ Technical Assistant + Chemical Engineer + Opacarophile     What drew you to study STEM? It was always something I enjoyed and was good at when I was at school, and I’ve continued to be drawn in since. I was lucky enough to be channelled into STEM at an early stage in my education and found it natural and …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

Women of Wrays

  + Patent & Trade Marks Attorney + Biochemist + Avid Sailor     What drew you to study STEM My Dad. From as long as my childhood memory serves, my father was always sharing with me the science behind the vegetables we grew in our backyard, how the animals we kept as pets were born, lived and died (we …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

In conversation with Catherine Moolenschot

As the excitement grows for this month’s WiTWA 2020 Virtual Conference, we take some time to reflect on one of our highlights from last year’s event. At just 13 years old, Catherine Moolenschot guest wrote her first book, A Rough Road. At 17, she gave her first Tedx talk, Living Your Funnel of Greatness, and today she ghostwrites books for …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference

Women of Wrays

  + Lawyer + Molecular biologist + Identical Twin     What drew you to study STEM? I have always been curious about how things work, and I have loved science for as long as I can remember.  My Dad was a neuroscientist and my twin sister, Sarah, also studied science at school and university, so a love for science …

Wrays WiTWA 2020 Conference