Patent office proceedings
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark strategy & counseling
Universities & research
I’m a partner and head of our Intellectual Property Group in Sydney where I use my deep-level experience of complex IP strategy and disputes to advise clients from a range of IP-rich industries.
This advice traverses complex patent litigation through to research and commercialisation structures. My specific focus is in the life sciences and higher education fields, in which I have over two decades of experience in all aspects of IP, including portfolio establishment, IP strategy, commercialisation and enforcement.
Given my 25 years in the IP business, my IP disputes experience covers the field: complex patent infringement and revocation, trade mark and passing off, design infringement, disputes on ownership of IP, trademark and patent oppositions, re-examination requests and appeals from decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrar of Trade Marks.
In IP disputes, I have substantial experience litigating in the life sciences patent arena, which has honed my commercial and strategic nous in this field.
Using my industry and IP knowledge, I assist clients in structuring IP driven transactions, delivering practical, future proof strategic advice and commercial documentation.
Before joining Bird & Bird in 2015, I was a partner at various law firms in Sydney. Today, I often present on IP issues at continuing legal education and industry events.