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