Caroline Bommer


Caroline works primarily in the patent area but also advises on design protection. Her area of technical expertise is in mechanical engineering.

  • Patent expert Caroline Bommer specialises in mechanical engineering and advises on design protection. Her area of technical expertise is in mechanical engineering, having specialised at university in automated manufacturing systems and gas turbine technology.

    Prior to joining the patent profession, Caroline acquired extensive engineering design and management experience with various companies, including the Smiths Industries Group in the UK and Australia. She was involved in the design and manufacture of components used in the building and transport industries including air moving systems, automotive original accessory equipment, building and construction hardware and security systems, as well as thermocouples and ignition systems for gas turbine engines, the latter being primarily for aerospace and defence applications.

    Caroline has a keen interest in green technologies with many years personal involvement in solar car racing, and patent experience in water and wastewater treatment. She also has experience in protecting medical devices and diagnostic technology via patents and registered designs.

    “Caroline’s main strength lies in her ability to communicate effectively and easily with us. She is a highly skilled patent attorney who understands and appreciates why we need to adopt particular strategies and readily adopts our ways of working into the firm’s processes.”

    – 2014 Managing IP Handbook


    • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
    • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
    • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London
    • Associate, City & Guilds Institute, United Kingdom.


    • Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
    • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
    • Asian Patent Attorneys Association
    • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Institution of Engineers, Australia
    • Innovation Committee Member, Sydney  Aerospace and Defence Interest Group (SADIG).