Supporting Australian Innovation

Our attorneys are passionate about the innovative potential of Australia.

We are actively involved in discussions about developing Australia’s intellectual property and innovation future at both a national and international level. We are also committed to supporting the growth and success of Australia’s research and commercialisation sector and assist through various sponsorships and presentations at state universities, industry groups and national conferences.

Support for Professional Communities in Australia

With memberships of multiple professional organisations, and backgrounds in the sector our attorneys enjoy being an on-going part of the research and commercialisation community. Alongside attendance at seminars and conferences, we maintain strong relationships with innovative organisations and, among others, financially support the following events.

  • The Innovation Series in Brisbane & Melbourne since 2012
  • The Brisbane Mobile Mondays community of App developers since 2014
  • The LESANZ Conference since 2011
  • A Partner of AusBiotech in Queensland since 2014
  • Active members of trade bodies including among others Life Sciences Queensland, QUPEX, RACI, Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Support for Science and Innovation Education

Our patent and trade marks team hold Engineering, Science, Business and Law degrees and qualifications, many with doctoral degrees in their respective disciplines, from Universities across Australia and the world. We recognise the value of education and the vital importance of developing the next generation of scientists and engineers. As a result we sponsor and support a variety of events, awards and conferences for up and coming scientists and engineers, while a selection of our attorneys also address university students directly through lectures and presentations in institutions across the state. Below is a selected list of institutional events we have recently supported.

  • The Griffith Eskitis Institute Student Symposium
  • The Queensland University of Technology Post Graduate Conference IHBI Inspires
  • The James Cook University ‘Reperio’ Invention award
  • The Griffith University Sialoglycho 2014 International Conference
  • The University of Southern Queensland Research Day Pitch Club Competition
  • A $10,000 in-kind prize for the Licensing Executives Society Foundation Business Plan Competition

Industry Participation

Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans actively engages in discussions regarding government policy as part of sector efforts to encourage the best possible regulatory environment for Australian innovation and intellectual property. We seek to establish potential opportunities for our clients, innovators and future practitioners arising from any changes and to distribute this information. As noted above our practitioners also contribute to academic discussions and education on intellectual property to help to secure the future of the profession. Examples include: