Dr. Ellen Reid

Ellen has experience in Australian and foreign patent prosecution, litigation support and freedom to operate advice. She also has experience in Australian and foreign trade mark filing and prosecution. Ellen is a registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney.

Dr. Ellen Reid

Senior Associate

Ellen has experience in Australian and foreign patent prosecution, litigation support and freedom to operate advice. She also has experience in Australian and foreign trade mark filing and prosecution. Ellen is a registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney. Read more.

Ellen graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in legal studies and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry. She then went on to complete an honours year in forensic science and a PhD in Electrochemistry. Ellen’s PhD was conducted under the joint supervision of La Trobe University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Her PhD research concerned novel complexes of platinum, iridium and cadmium for electrochemiluminescent based sensing applications. This research has been published in a number of high impact chemistry journals and has been presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Technical expertise

  • Australian and foreign Patent prosecution
  • Patent validity and freedom to operate advice
  • Litigation support
  • Patent oppositions, re-examinations
  • Strategic IP advice
  • Australian and foreign trade mark filing and prosecution
  • Trade mark oppositions

Areas of expertise

  • Electrochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals and formulation
  • Medical treatments, diagnostics and medical devices

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Legal studies), La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), La Trobe University
  • PhD in Chemistry, La Trobe University
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, Monash University)
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney; Registered Trade Marks Attorney (Australia)

Professional Association

  • Institute for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia (IPTA)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)