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SMART101: Managing Intellectual Property – Armidale

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SMART101: Structure – Managing Intellectual Property


Do you need a trade mark or a patent? Do you know the difference between the two? Have you thought seriously about how you are managing your intellectual property for now and 5 years’ time? If not, then this workshop will bring you up to speed and give you the knowledge to manage this for your business in years to come.

The UNE SMART Region Incubator welcomes Tim Fitzgerald, Senior Registered Patent Attorney & Trade Mark Attorney from IP Gateway in Brisbane. Tim will share his knowledge around trade marks, patents, provisional patents and more – with specific reference to his background in agricultural science.

Incubator Founders will have the opportunity following the 1 hour workshop to book a 15 minute slot with Tim to discuss their own business needs and obtain advice on best practice strategies moving forward when it comes to IP.

About Tim

Tim is passionate about helping clients to protect their IP in Australia, and throughout the world. With substantial experience working with diverse clients, from those with extensive experience in IP matters and large commercial portfolios, through to those exploring IP protection for the first time, Tim is adept at providing advice and assistance at a level well-matched to a client’s needs.

Before joining the IP profession, Tim spent ten years as a research scientist, undertaking Honours and a PhD at Southern Cross University (SCU) in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, then working for The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Brisbane. Tim’s research was industry-focussed, exploring quality and drought resistance traits in rice, and disease resistance in wheat, using genomic approaches. Tim’s research background has led him to focus a substantial portion of his IP practice on innovation in agriculture, and he is one of very few patent attorneys in Australia (and indeed the world) with genuine research and IP expertise in this area.

3 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 23rd May
UNE SRI Armidale
W42 – Trevenna Rd, Armidale


UNE SMART Region Incubator Armidale
Trevenna Road
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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