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Richard is ranked as one of Australia’s leading IP experts. He joined the firm as a partner in 1990 and was the firm’s senior litigation partner until he retired from the partnership in June 2011. He is still actively practising in the firm as a consultant. He has had more than 34 years of experience in all types and aspects of IP litigation, IP dispute resolution and associatedadvice matters and has conducted a number of leading cases in Australia.
Consistently, Richard has been listed as a leading lawyer in his field in Australia. For example, he was recommended as one of the world’s leading patent practitioners, and one of Australia’s “IP Elder Statesmen”, in the IAM 1000 2013 publication, and, in 2014, was again listed by the Australian Financial Review publication, “Best Lawyers in Australia”, in both its intellectual property and biotechnology sections.
Because of Richard’s particular technical background, he has a special interest in the life sciences field and, more particularly, in pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical matters. He has acted for many major international and Australian corporations in complex multi-party, multijurisdictional patent litigation.
Richard is the author of various papers on patent and litigation matters and is a frequent presenter at national and international IP conferences and seminars.