Freehills Patent Attorneys continues to expand, with Dr Jacqui Young (Melbourne) recently becoming our 4th registered Patent Attorney in the last year.
Jacqui Young, BSc(Hons), PhD(Organic Medicinal Chemistry), Masters of IP Law, joined the profession in 2011, following some interesting private sector experience. Jacqui completed her PhD in organic medicinal chemistry at Monash University in 2007, looking at the synthesis of novel morphine analogues for medical applications. Over the next 2.5 years, Jacqui then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Chemical Biology as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Germany. This was followed by a position as a medical writer in Switzerland, involved in preparing medical documents and medical educational tools for the pharmaceutical industry.
Jacqui was drawn to the patent attorney profession as it is a field that is always moving. Every day there is a new invention to wrap the mind around, clients asking for advice always with different circumstances and requirements to the previous clients and an on-going challenge to stay on top of regularly changing laws in Australia, South East Asia and abroad to provide the best service. This dynamic environment provided much appeal for Jacqui, so she returned to Australian shores to pursue a career as a patent attorney. It has not disappointed – Jacqui finds that her job lives up to the variability and perpetual challenges it promised.
James Cherry, the firm’s Managing Partner, said ‘I congratulate Jacqui on becoming a registered Patent Attorney. The Patent Attorney profession is a difficult one but provides the pleasure of working with really talented people both as colleagues and clients. Jacqui is a tremendous addition to our team and we welcome her into our fold to enable us to better assist our clients.’
The partner responsible for this area is James Cherry.