Upcoming Events

'Collaborate to Innovate' networking event and unveiling of the MTPConnect Hub at Flinders University


We have heard time and time again that successful medical technology innovation is difficult to achieve in isolation.  But how can industry and researchers benefit through the simple act of collaboration, and how can this engagement be facilitated? 

Join us at this FREE networking event to hear from past MDPP clients on their experiences and learnings on engaging with a University and how this has influenced the progression of their medical device or assistive technology.   

The event will also provide an opportunity to hear from Sue MacLeman (CEO, MTPConnect) on what is MTPConnect and how its new Sector Competitive Plan will boost the competitiveness, productivity and innovative capacity of Australia's Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals sector.

The event will be followed by the official unveiling of the MTPConnect at Flinders University.

Tuesday 26 July, 4-6pm 
Flinders at Tonsley, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park
RSVP to debbie.cocks@flinders.edu.au by Wednesday 20 July
(please advise any dietary requirements).

Please Click here for further details.




Insider Tips For Navigating the US Patent Process 



BioSA will be presenting a seminar by Todd Martin (Director, Eagar & Martin Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys) for researchers and companies seeking information on protecting their IP in the US marketplace.

The workshop will include:

  • Overview of the patent process (conception to global protection)
  • Identifying what is really the invention (and why it matters)
  • Important tips for cost-effective patent protection in the U.S.
  • Extensive Q & A

The seminar will be held on Monday 4th July 2016 from 12.30pm - 2.30pm.

Please click here for further information and to register. 



Madderns @ Tonsley

The MDPP is pleased to announce our 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.

The following seminars are open to all Tonsley precinct tenants, MDRI members and clients of the Medical Technologies Program. We invite you to make the most of this free resource.

PDF copies of ALL seminars will be made available on the Madderns website here.


Madders Tonsley IP Seminar Series

To register for any of the following seminars, please email tonsley@madderns.com.au

  • March 29th – Intellectual Property 101 – Types of IP protection, and Introduction to Patents
  • April 26th – Novelty, Obviousness and Publication Issues
  • May 24th – Determining Inventors and Owners, and Working with a Patent Attorney
  • June 21st – Patent Searching, Infringement, and Freedom to Operate
  • July 19th – The Patenting Process in Detail – Taking On The World
  • Aug 30th – The Different Types of Patents and Registered Designs
  • Sept 27th – Trade Marks and Trade Secrets


To view past events, please refer to our 'News' page.