Prior to joining HGF, Heather worked for IP Australia (the Australian patent office) for over three years as a Patent Examiner. In this role, she searched and examined patents for medical devices, chemical engineering and mixed mechanical technologies. Heather was involved in several projects at IP Australia including investigating the use of artificial intelligence to support patent examination, providing subject matter expert support for the development of new systems and delivering training for these systems, and implementing a leadership program for Patent Examiners. She also gained valuable experience as an acting Senior Examiner, leading a team of Patent Examiners in chemical engineering technologies.
Heather studied Australian patent law, designs law and trade mark law at the University of Technology Sydney. She has gained an extensive knowledge of Australian patent law through her work as a Patent Examiner and her studies in Australia.
Heather graduated from The University of Sydney in 2015 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Honours) with a mechanical engineering major. Her honours research project focused on designing hydrogel models to test the effect of brain tissue rigidity on the migration of brain cancer cells. In her final year of her degree and after graduating she gained experience working with assistive technologies and respiratory devices.
Heather specialises in medical technologies including respiratory devices, orthopaedic implants, bionic implants, surgical tools, dental implants and biomaterials.
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Major) (Honours) at The University of Sydney
Master of Intellectual Property Law at The University of Technology Sydney (Australia) (currently studying)
PG Cert Intellectual Property at Bournemouth University
Recently, Heather was a deputy chair of the Engineers Australia Biomedical Engineering committee and a committee member of the Engineers Australia Women in Engineering Committee which included chairing meetings, planning, facilitating and presenting continued professional development events for members and attending Women in STEM events to introduce school-age girls to engineering.
Heather regularly attends IP Inclusive events.
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …Event details
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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