William G. (Bill) McFarlane

About me
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.

  • 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

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Physics
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions
Professional Experience
  • Trade mark oppositions
  • Classified and secret inventions
  • Industrial designs and copyright counselling
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent oppositions

Roles in FICPI