About Us

mdp Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys is a boutique intellectual property (IP) practice with a genuine passion for innovation. We’re focused on maximising the commercial value of your intellectual assets and ensuring their long-term protection.

We’re known for our warm, proactive approach and hands-on guidance throughout every step of a matter. Whether you’re an individual inventor, entrepreneur, or small to medium-sized business, our dedicated IP specialists will ensure you are well-advised, and your intellectual property is secure, irrespective of your business’s direction.

Patents, trade marks and designs are at the core of what we do – our expertise in these areas has successfully helped clients locally and internationally attain the highest levels of security and protection for their innovations and brands.

Based in Melbourne, our headquarters are a hub for close collaboration with our global network of associates, including patent attorneys and IP practices, enabling us to offer comprehensive IP protection and guidance worldwide.

Our People

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Gavin is one of Australia’s foremost patent attorneys, having developed and managed world-renowned intellectual property portfolios for some of Australia’s most innovative international companies.


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Adrian Doumani

Associate, Patent Attorney

Adrian is a registered patent attorney with a wealth of experience handling IP matters throughout Australia’s top tier firms. Adrian has a particular focus on helping Australian inventors understand the ways that the patent system can work for them.


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Jeannie Dobson

Patent Administrator

Jeannie Dobson is a highly experienced intellectual property administrator who supports the mdp Patents team with all aspects of patent, trade mark and design administration.


Jo Lipman

Patent Administrator

Jo Lipman is a highly experienced intellectual property administrator who has worked with mdp Patents and other leading Melbourne intellectual property firms for many years in the areas of patent, trade mark and design administration.


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