Melbourne Victoria 3002
Tel: +61 3 9254 2777
Fax: +61 3 9254 2770
John's principal area of practice is intellectual property litigation. He also regularly provides advice in relation to all aspects of intellectual property rights and their enforcement.
In his practice he regularly acts in patent, copyright, design, trade mark and trade practices litigation in the Federal jurisdictions. He has a particular interest in pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology patent matters due to his science background. John acts on behalf of a range of clients which include small local businesses, government organisations and large multi-national corporations involved in all areas of technology and creative endeavour including sporting equipment, high end fashion, safety, pharmaceuticals, plastics, chemicals, building and construction and electronic consumer goods.
John was recognised as one of the world's leading trade mark professionals in theWorld Trademark Review 1000 in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also recognised as a leading lawyer for enforcement and litigation in the 2013 edition of Asia IP Experts and as a leading lawyer for pharma & biotech, enforcement, copyright and patents in the 2014 edition of Asia IP Experts.
John was highly recommended in IP in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 andAsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2015 publications. He was also listed as a Leading individual for Patents, Trade Marks and Copyright in the Managing Intellectual Property World Survey and Global Awards 2014.
John joined the firm in 1994, becoming a partner in 2005.