Two noteworthy women in Australia’s IP past

Published: 
3 March 2015

Helen Taylor started working as a temporary examiner of patents on 13 November 1950. After that she went on to become a patent attorney with Starfield & Taylor in Sydney in the 1970s. She worked overseas in Britain in the late 1970s. She later returned to Sydney and became a consultant with Shelston Walters.

Anita Walters worked in patent examination until she retired in the early to mid 1970s. She became the first female supervising examiner in the early 1970s.