Upcoming Events


Madderns @ Tonsley

The MDPP is pleased to announce our continued collaboration with Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys at Flinders University at Tonsley.

Madderns Patent Attorney Chris Wilkinson will be based at Tonsley on a fortnightly basis to provide free intellectual property educational seminars and general intellectual property drop-in and initial consultation services to Flinders University researchers, MTP clients and the wider Tonsley precinct community. 

This collaboration will allow the MDPP to further enhance its services to clients by providing specific IP resources to its clients and promote IP more broadly to the University and businesses located at Tonsley, to foster more interaction and collaboration between these groups.

Chris presented the seminars listed below in 2015 and 2016.  The seminars were open to all Tonsley precinct tenants, MDRI members and clients of the Medical Technologies Program.

Madders Tonsley IP Seminar Series

  •  Intellectual Property 101 – Types of IP protection, and Introduction to Patents
  • Novelty, Obviousness and Publication Issues
  • Determining Inventors and Owners, and Working with a Patent Attorney
  • Patent Searching, Infringement, and Freedom to Operate
  • The Patenting Process in Detail – Taking On The World
  • The Different Types of Patents and Registered Designs
  • Trade Marks and Trade Secrets

PDF copies of ALL seminars are available on the Madderns website here.

Please email Chris at tonsley@madderns.com.au to arrange a meeting time.


Ernst & Young @ Tonsley

The MDPP is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Ernst & Young (EY) at  Flinders University at Tonsley.

EY will have a team member based at Tonsley one day a week on a monthly basis, to provide a free general enquiries drop-in service to Flinders University researchers, MDPP clients and the wider Tonsley precinct community, as well as up to one hour free initial consultation for new projects.

Please email debbie.cocks@flinders.edu.au to arrange a meeting time.



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