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FREE Feed Your Brain talk: IP for Startups – When is the cat out of the bag?

July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


IP for Startups

Between pending patents and trade marks, it can be a fine line between sharing your success and sharing your intellectual property. This talk will leave you with the knowledge of when is it OK to talk to someone about your idea.

Bill McFarlane will provide the do’s and don’ts of best practice when dealing with ideas at their formative stages.

Join New Venture Institute at Flinders at Tonsley for monthly talks presented by experts and entrepreneurs in the innovation space.


Bill McFarlane
Partner, Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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.

Bill is also passionate about education and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Adelaide – Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship.

“I enjoy seeing ideas grow into companies, assisting innovators to do what they do best, and providing guidance to start up and established companies through the IP maze. I try to add value to every interaction I have.”

Bill has a particular interest in the Start-Up community having been involved in eChallenge as lecturer, as well as a finals judge, Innovyz Start consultant, as well as attending Start-up Weekends.


New Venture Institute
08 8201 7928


Flinders at Tonsley – Level 2, Room 2.21
1284 South Rd
Clovelly Park, SA 5042 Australia
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