What the team is known for
Australian branch of a global IP practice, which leverages the firm's wider international expertise in cross-border prosecution, licensing and litigation matters. Strong reputation for its handling of contentious patent matters, especially in the life sciences arena, where the team is singled out for its scientific knowledge and expertise. Its impressive client list comprises many well-known, international pharmaceutical companies which it assists with the protection of patents covering key high-value drugs and treatments. Also advises clients in the technology field on copyright, trade mark, breach of confidence and design matters.
Clients praise the team's handling of complex litigation cases, one client saying: "They are perfect for very complicated matters."
Another client describes the team as "very knowledgeable of the law and very detail-oriented, thinking through and presenting to the client all the legal options and likely outcomes to help make the best decision." The same source adds: "They have excellent client service, working both with in-house counsel and the business."
Acted for ToolGen with regard both to its patent application relating to targeted genome editing in eukaryotic cells or organisms based on CRISPR/Cas9 systems and to the longstanding opposition to that application by Grant Fisher.
is "very well regarded,"
according to a market source, while a client describes him as a "very detailed"
practitioner who "carefully thinks through all options before making recommendations, and gives excellent customer service."
He is a pre-eminent patent litigator and risk adviser with particularly strong expertise in the life sciences space.
maintains an active patent litigation practice, frequently acting for prominent clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries on infringement, opposition, and revocation proceedings. A client emphasises that she is "very, very thorough, pays great attentions to detail, and is very good at communicating."
According to a market source: "She is attentive to details, has a strong science background, is very strategically astute, and spends a lot of effort on determining how to achieve the best strategic outcome for the client."