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Mr. William G. (Bill) McFarlane

Mr. William G. (Bill)

Level 4
19 Gouger Street
South Australia

Tel: 8-8311 8311

Fax: 8-8311 8300

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Bill is a registered patent and trade marks attorney with a range of knowledge and experience in the areas of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, and computing. Bill has been in the profession for over 29 years and became a partner of Madderns in 1996. He is a Member of Engineers Australia. Bill has worked as an engineer in the South Australian Police Force, designing radio communications systems, and has also worked for a world-leading communications company, Motorola.

Regional Qualifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney (AU & NZ)
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (AU& NZ)
  • IPTA (Fellow)
  • Academy of Education of IPTA (Fellow)
  • FICPI Australia (Secretary)
  • AIPP
  • IEngineers Australia

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics)
  • Graduate Diploma of Electronic Systems

Country of practice


Professional Experience

  • Classified and secret inventions
  • Industrial designs and copyright counselling
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent oppositions
  • Trade mark oppositions

Country/Region of membership


Technical Specialisms

  • Electronics, IT and telecommunications
  • Energy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energy
  • Physics
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions

Associated Commissions

Communications Commission



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