Two recent decisions of the IPONZ hearing office highlights how appealing to the Commissioner’s broad discretion can reverse a missed deadline for divisional filing where a genuine mistake has been made.
I get excited about new inventions and how they can improve people’s lives. It is important for me to understand the commercial value proposition of the intellectual property and incorporate that into a strong IP strategy.Naleesha Niranjan - Associate, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Naleesha brings valuable knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering to the Baxter IP team. She is passionate about medical technology, its advancement and its role in tackling global health problems.
Having completed her Bachelor degree in Medical Engineering through the Dean’s Scholar program at the Queensland University of Technology with first class honours, Naleesha was awarded a full scholarship position in the Erasmus Mundus Master’s course in Biomedical Engineering, studying both at the University of Ghent in Belgium and The University of Groningen in The Netherlands.
Naleesha’s Master dissertation was conducted in the cardiovascular department of Helmholtz Institute at RWTH Aachen University which involved conducting a thermal analysis of a prototype total artificial heart using numerical methods. During her Masters, Naleesha also interned with university start-ups and appreciates the constraints innovators face in commercialising their inventions. Her multidisciplinary educational background allows her to have a broad understanding of a wide range of technologies, spanning several engineering and clinical disciplines.
Prior to joining Baxter IP Naleesha worked with a large Australian intellectual property attorney firm where she gained sound knowledge of the IP laws in Australia and New Zealand and broad practical experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent specifications. Naleesha has also worked in-house as an IP Engineer for a global medical devices company.
Outside of the office, Naleesha enjoys coastal walks, good food, travelling and catching up with friends.
I am very grateful for all the work Naleesha has done on my provisional patent application and PCT draft. Chris has also provided valuable advice throughout this process. Thanks Baxter IP!
- — Sam van Bohemen
In my career as an industrial designer, entrepreneur and engineer, I have had the opportunity to work with many experts in the field of intellectual property. Many attorneys are trained to write and file patents and/or trade marks, however you eventually realise that the real value in a patent or a trade mark lies in what you can do with it; which requires strategic thoughts borne out of a comprehensive understanding of you and your invention, along with clear communication when disseminating known and unknown information. This is where I have found Baxter IP, in particular Naleesha Niranjan, an exception. Rather than simply treating a patent in isolation, Naleesha worked with me to understand what I hope to achieve with it, and provided insights on how to realise its fullest potential. In a crowded world of IP attorneys who simply execute, Naleesha stood out as someone who not only demonstrated exceptional legal ability and technical understanding, but was able to clearly communicate creative insights which will serve as inspiration for future product development.
- — Patrick B
Thank you Naleesha for all of your help with my patent and trade mark. You have been absolutely wonderful and went above and beyond. I would absolutely recommend your services to anyone that needs to protect their design both in Australia and overseas. Thank you again.
- — Casey Holdsworth