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Belinda Hartmann

Practice Leader

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents

Belinda is a Practice Leader in LegalVision’s Patents team, and a registered patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand. She specialises in assisting companies and individuals (from small businesses and creatives to large pharmaceutical companies) in achieving commercially relevant protection for their inventions, and enforcing or defending their intellectual property rights.

Belinda is an accomplished scientist, with a PhD in bioengineering and biotechnology. She was a CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow and received a scholarship to complete a qualification in Research Commercialisation, to better understand the business challenges involved when turning an innovation into a commercial reality.

Belinda then left the lab to complete her Masters in Intellectual Property on her way to becoming a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney. Prior to joining LegalVision, Belinda worked for two of Australia’s biggest IP firms, where she gained invaluable experience providing high-value clients with exceptional services for the complete lifespan of a patent. This includes Australia and international jurisdictions ranging from the US to Indonesia.  Belinda’s experience includes patent drafting and prosecution, patent oppositions, infringement, freedom to operate and patentability opinions, re-examination proceedings and litigation.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biochemistry, Griffith University.

PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, University of Queensland.

Masters in Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney

Professional associations: The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

 

Expertise

Patents

Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications.

Running opposition proceedings.

Assisting in patent term extensions.

Providing expert opinion on patentability, infringement and freedom to operate.

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  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice – Winner – Australasian Lawyer 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm - 2019 Australasian Lawyer 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer