Debbie Beadle has 27 years experience as a patent attorney including 12 years as a principal at Griffith Hack. She has primarily practised in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals and has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of both local and overseas patent applications. Debbie has also handled patent oppositions and other litigation matters and provided advice on patent strategy and due diligence and opinions on patentability, validity and infringement. Her clients ranged from leading Australian research organisations, universities and start-up pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical companies to large multinational corporations. Debbie held the roles of National Practice Group Leader of the Life Sciences & Chemical Group and was a member of the Board during her time at Griffith Hack. She is now pursuing other interests including her role as a Director on the Board of NeuroSciences Victoria.