Mary Turonek
Patents
Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Resources
Principal
Perth
 

As a patent attorney for the past 20 years, I have advised a broad range of clients, including SMEs, universities, research organisations, ASX-listed companies and multinationals in connection with IP protection and management.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, I completed a PhD in physical and inorganic chemistry, spending 10 years in research in Australia and the United Kingdom.  My patent practice reflects my expertise in this field and spans a diverse range of chemical and engineering-related technologies including mineral processing, mining equipment and technology, oil & gas, water treatment, waste management and clean energy technologies.  I have extensive experience in drafting patent specifications, patent prosecution, freedom to operate and infringement advice, and IP due diligence.  I have also represented numerous clients before IP Australia in patent and trade mark oppositions.

As a patent attorney for the past 20 years, I have advised a broad range of clients, including SMEs, universities, research organisations, ASX-listed companies and multinationals in connection with IP protection and management.  Regardless of their size, it’s important for me to understand each client’s business to ensure that we develop and implement a tailored pragmatic IP strategy which supports their commercial goals.  I relish working closely with my clients and building long-term relationships where I am considered a trusted adviser. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is seeing how a well-implemented IP strategy enhances the value of my client’s business.

I also enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge of IP with various industry groups via different mediums including podcasts, radio and television broadcasts and presenting seminars. I am currently an IMNIS mentor for postgraduate students in STEM, and prior to this, I was a long-standing committee member and former WA regional chair of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and a former member of the City of Joondalup’s Innovation Voucher Assessment Panel.

Prior to joining the team Wrays, I was aware of the organisation’s strong reputation. As an independent IP firm, Wrays can offer a significant breadth of IP services, enabling a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing our clients’ specific needs.  We value the expertise of our people and promote a collaborative, client-focused culture.