Our Team

Patrick McManamny
Patrick McManamnyDirector
Dr Patrick McManamny regularly counsels clients in relation to freedom-to-operate issues, patentability assessments and due diligence reports. He is sought out particularly for his knowledge and experience in patent issues relating to biological therapeutics.
Patrick has a PhD in molecular biology and physiology
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Sylvan Browne
Sylvan BrowneDirector
Sylvan Browne specialises in patents and designs, with an emphasis on drafting and prosecution in a range of electrical, software, medical, bioinformatics and mechanical technologies. He advises clients on developing patent strategies to suit their commercial objectives, with a specific focus on patent protection in the North American, European and Asian markets, particularly Korea.
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Madeleine Kelly
Madeleine KellyDirector
Madeleine Kelly specialises in computing, telecommunications, electronics and medical device related inventions. She represents a broad range of clients from individual inventors, start-ups, and SMEs, to universities and multi-national corporations. Her solid grounding in the intellectual property profession has provided her with a thorough knowledge of various patent systems.
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Nav Jaggi
Nav JaggiTechnical Specialist
Nav has a strong technical background with extensive experience in keyword and classification based searching for small molecule drugs and biologics. He also has an in depth knowledge and experience searching for patents relevant to drug delivery devices and patches. Nav specialises in watching patent families, preparing reports for freedom-to-operate
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Ramya Janarthanan
Ramya JanarthananTechnical Specialist
As a registered Indian Patent Agent and having completed large complex searching projects for global corporations, Ramya brings a valuable global perspective to her work.
She has a very strong technical background that is strengthened by her extensive experience and education.
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Nataliia Orel
Nataliia OrelTechnical Specialist
Nataliia is a searching and watching specialist in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

She regularly conducts IP searches and watches the progress of third party patent applications from around the world.

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Adrian Doumani
Adrian DoumaniTechnical Specialist
Adrian is an engineering technical specialist with extensive experience formulating and analysing search strategies, search options, different levels of searching and freedom-to-operate. Adrian’s career in the engineering space has allowed him to develop highly targeted searching capabilities. His experience as a foreign filings clerk
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John Kotsanas
John KotsanasTechnical Specialist
John is a technical specialist in biochemistry, genetics and gene technology with expertise in molecular genetics, biological pathways associated with development in genetically modified (GM) organisms, and techniques associated with genetic manipulation and modification of GM organisms.
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Sean Flegeltaub
Sean FlegeltaubTechnical Specialist
A competent and qualified researcher, Sean joins AthenaIP as a Technical Specialist from the Department of Microbiology, Monash University.

Sean has technical skills in microbiology and immunology, and worked as a laboratory demonstrator/tutor and Research Assistant within the Department of Microbiology.

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Noam Amitay
Noam AmitayTechnical Specialist
Noam is a technical specialist skilled in analysing large amounts of information and an expert in searching patent databases. His experience stems from his work as a senior patent examiner in the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

He was actively involved in the drafting and decision making patent review process in Israel.

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Hendra Wahyudi
Hendra WahyudiTechnical Specialist
Hendra joins Athena IP as a chemistry technical specialist. He is an experienced and rounded organic medicinal chemist, with a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of New South Wales, and postdoctoral research experience in bioengineering at the University of Utah.
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