Bernadette Hawkins

Areas of Practice

Chemistry & Material Science

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Bernadette holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours, majoring in organic chemistry, and a PhD in medicinal chemistry.  Following her PhD, Bernadette spent several years at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom undertaking structural studies of macromolecules by nuclear magnetic resonance.

Prior to entering the patent attorney profession, Bernadette was a patent examiner at the Australian Patent Office, which provided valuable experience in understanding examination practice in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and antibodies. Bernadette has over 13 years experience prosecuting patent applications before the Australian and New Zealand Patent Offices in chemical and biotechnology fields.

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