Daniel A. McKinley


Daniel McKinley is an Australian Patent Attorney with expertise in medical technology and life sciences.

Daniel A. McKinley

Daniel McKinley is an Australian Patent Attorney, Trade Marks Attorney and Lawyer. His expertise as a Patent Attorney spans life sciences, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Daniel assists clients with obtaining patent protection for a variety of medical and life sciences technologies including in the areas of molecular biology, cell and gene therapy, personalised medicine, therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, formulation technology and medical devices.

He also has knowledge of other scientific disciplines including engineering and software, particularly in medical related technologies such as bioinformatics, orthopaedic devices, drug development, patient monitoring and management. Daniel’s understanding and knowledge in relation to digital technology and data processing has been invaluable to his clients.

A substantial part of Daniel’s practice involves drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. His strengths are being able to promptly and efficiently identify commercially focused solutions to complex patent prosecution problems to achieve the objectives of maximising the scope of patent protection in the most time and cost efficient manner possible.

In addition to being an Australian Patent Attorney, Daniel is also a lawyer with expertise in providing patent infringement, validity and enforcement advice and assistance to clients.

Daniel regularly gives presentations on developments in intellectual property law and attends events held by industry organisations including AusBiotech, AusMedtech and the Medical Technology Association of Australia.

IP Management
Medical devices

Daniel is a member of:

  • IPTA - Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys
  • FICPI - Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • AIPLA - Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and chair of the High-Tech Biotech committee

Daniel has the qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci), University of Technology, Sydney
  • Master of Industrial Property (MIP), University of Technology, Sydney
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Registered Australian Patent Attorney
  • Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney
  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

Our team

Chloe Chow
IP Paralegal
Clare Liang
UK Trade Marks Attorney
Debbie Carlyle
IP Paralegal
Dr. Catrina Olivera
Patent Scientist
Lance N. Scott
Lingxiao Lu
Australian Lawyer and Chinese Patent Attorney
Patrick Martin
IP Paralegal