Richard is highly regarded as one of the leading patent litigators in Australia. Richard frequently acts in pharmaceutical patent cases, often for originators. He also does substantial work in the chemical, metallurgical, engineering, food and IT areas. He has acted in many of Australia's high-profile patent cases and in breach-of-confidence litigation. Richard is a key adviser on legal issues in the commercialisation of research and development, and the exploitation of technology. Richard is known for building strong legal/technical teams, his excellent understanding of the technology, and for his ability to understand and achieve the client's ultimate objectives.