Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

King & Wood Mallesons

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Renowned litigation team with extensive experience in patent, trade mark, and copyright disputes in both the domestic market and overseas through its global connections. Possesses a strong track record in brand protection and advertising clearances. Assists an enviable roster of well-known clients in a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals and electronics. Assists with aspects of the protection and enforcement of IP assets and able to handle the IP aspects of commercial transactions including IP asset transfer, licensing and commercialisation agreements. Ideally placed for cross-border matters in Asia, particularly China.

Strengths

Clients value both the team's "technically excellent" advice and the fact that, as one source notes: "Using expert knowledge in industry as well as law, they provide very practical advice which easily translates to our business needs."

Another client highlights that the team is "supportive, excellent and highly responsive, as well as intellectually vigorous and thoughtful."

Work highlights

Acted for Samsung Bioepis in Federal Court litigation concerning Fresenius Kabi’s patent covering various adalimumab biosimilar formulations.

Notable practitioners

Cate Nagy regularly acts for clients on a wide range of copyright and trade mark matters, including litigation, portfolio management, and commercialisation. A client underlines "her impeccable technical skill and the positive energy and enthusiasm she brought to negotiations and discussions, no matter the time of day." The same source adds: "Her attention to detail, speed of response, clarity of explanation and commercial pragmatism enabled us to navigate a very sensitive area; her negotiating style is always contextually appropriate, and we felt extremely well represented."

Kim O'Connell has a strong patent litigation practice and counts prominent actors in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors among her clients.  She is "a very considered person, she takes everything on board and provides a very good, reasoned response; you feel you're in good hands when you're working with her," says a client, who adds: "Her advice is very methodical and structured and she is also able to present very good options of what to do, making it easy for the in-house counsel to make decision."

Matthew Swinn is "one of the more experienced counsel in Australia when it comes to IP disputes," according to a client, who goes on to add: "He clearly understands that area of the law and we don't have any complaints when it comes to the quality of his work." Another source emphasises that Swinn is "an outstanding individual - incredibly calm, well organised and strategic." He is frequently instructed on a range of patent disputes and risk advisory matters in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

Department Information

info This Department has not yet supplied any additional information.
Intellectual Property

King & Wood Mallesons

firm
Location

Level 61

Governor Phillip Tower

1 Farrer Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Australia

Intellectual Property: Patents


Kim O'Connell
Band 4
Matthew Swinn
Band 1

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright


Cate Nagy
Band 2