Elyse Schinella

Associate, Sydney | BSc (Hons), Geophysics PhD (Earth and Planetary Science), MIP Law

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Elyse joined FPA Patent Attorneys in 2014. Her current practice includes performing patent searches, performing patent validity and infringement analyses, drafting patent applications, prosecuting Australian and international patent applications and IP portfolio management.

Elyse has extensive research experience in Geophysics and its application to the mining, environmental and engineering sectors. She has considerable experience in obtaining and processing seismic, magnetic, gravity, resistivity, induced polarisation, time-domain and frequency domain electromagnetic, radiometric and ground penetrating radar data, She has significant experience in 3D forward modelling of potential field and elevation data as well as 3D numerical modelling.

Elyse is currently an Associate Member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) and is the New South Wales Representative of the Young Professionals Network of the ASEG.

Areas of expertise

  • Physics
  • Mining and Resources
  • Energy
  • Consumer products and design
  • Information and communication technologies


  • Bachelor of Science (Geophysics), Macquarie University
  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Geophysics), Macquarie University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Science (Geophysics), Macquarie University
  • Masters (Intellectual Property Law), University of Technology, Sydney


  • Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand