220 Carr Pl, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Anja Bartels

Founder, Northern Lights IP

Languages: English, German

Patent and Trade Mark Attorney | Innovation Expert

Anja Bartels is the founder and director of Northern Lights IP and has over 10 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property. She is an experienced patent and trade mark attorney for Australia and New Zealand.
Anja has been involved in protecting ideas and advising clients in a variety of IP aspects. Her main skill set includes the writing of patents and the protection of brands, such as business names and logos. She also provides strategic and commercialisation advice and helps her clients map out their competitor and technology landscape.

Furthermore, Anja holds a Master in Science (Physics) from the University of Hamburg in Germany.
Because of her technical background in physics, Anja operates in a broad range of technical fields. These include computer and software, construction and mining, renewable energy, and medtech. Most of all, Anja is passionate about technology and loves helping her clients protect their IP.
Before migrating to Australia, Anja lived in Germany and was involved in a technology fund of the Deutsche Bank. As a result, Anja has gained valuable experience in the commercialisation of intellectual property

“My motivation for leaving the big firms behind and opening my own IP firm was to service my clients better, not only from a
cost-perspective but also by spending more time on their matters”


Master of Intellectual Property (Law) | University of Technology, Sydney

Master of Science (Physics) | University of Hamburg, Germany

Postgraduate study project in Physics | University of Sydney

Mentor for IP at Flux and Riff, Perth

Member of Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

Notable Achievements

Litigation experience:
Anja has been involved in one of the largest IP battles in Australia between two multi national technology companies.

Successful commercialisation:
Anja wrote several patents for an Australian university. A global appliance company has now licenced these patents and will release the product protected by the patents very shortly.

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