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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Ramya Janarthanan
Ramya JanarthananIP Analyst
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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Sean Flegeltaub
Sean FlegeltaubIP Analyst
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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Nataliia Orel
Nataliia OrelIP Analyst
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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Hendra Wahyudi
Hendra WahyudiIP Analyst
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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AthenaIP is a specialist searching and watching service, providing searching skills in all areas of intellectual property.

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