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Edith Hamilton | Associate

B.Sc., B.Eng. (Hons.), M.Phil., M.IP Law, Patent Attorney

Edith Hamilton

Areas of Expertise

  • Patents
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science

Edith's professional activities focus upon technology at the interface of chemistry and engineering. She specialises in patent prosecution in the areas of advanced materials production and processing, fibre and textile technology, industrial chemistry, process engineering and mining technology. She is also involved with patent opposition matters, patent drafting, patent infringement and related opinion work. As a patent attorney within the Chemistry and Materials Sciences group, she has gained particular experience in handling matters related to hydrometallurgy and coal processing.

Edith has conducted research in a range of materials science areas, including wood photostabilisation and advanced polymer processing, and her engineering background is in materials and mechanical systems. Her engineering honours project related to the characterisation of thermoplastic toughened resin systems for use in fibre-based composites.

During her Master of Philosophy studies, Edith examined the use of electrospinning for manufacturing ultra-fine polymer fibres. She gained further fibre and textile technology experience while investigating polyurethane nanocomposite fibre production with the University of Queensland as part of a collaborative project with the CSIRO. She then moved to Japan for 12 months and during that time worked as an English Document Reviewer at a Japanese patent law firm, before returning to Australia to join Davies Collison Cave.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Certified Materials Professional: Materials Australia
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Ordinary Member: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science, Australian National University
  • Master Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Philosophy (Engineering), Australian National University

Edith’s latest articles

IP Australia provides guidance on Extensions of Time for Patent Oppositions

We knew obtaining extensions of time in patent oppositions would not be easy under the new regime introduced by the Raising… more »

Articles about Edith

DCC to host ‘Angels and Demons’ event during Australian Engineering Week 2014

Davies Collison Cave, in Melbourne, will be hosting an interactive workshop ‘Angels and Demons’ on Thursday 7… more »

Davies Collison Cave 2014 staff appointments

The partners of Davies Collison Cave are pleased to announce the following appointments effective 1 July 2014. Sam Mickan… more »

Passion for science leads to a career in patents for DCC's Edith Hamilton

Davies Collison Cave Trainee patent attorney Edith Hamilton didn’t know about patent attorneys when she was completing… more »