Paul McGinness
|Managing Partner Canberra

Paul McGinness leads the firm's Government Industry Group and is Managing Partner of our Canberra office. He has been advising corporate and public sector clients for 26 years in relation to intellectual property commercialisation, collaborative joint ventures, information technology, privacy and complex procurement and contracting. He specialises in advising clients in the health, government, resources, energy and agribusiness sectors.

In complex, sensitive projects Paul assists clients to take a risk management approach focussed on the client's objectives to find options that are practical to implement.

Paul has been recognised for his expertise in PLC Which Lawyers in the Life Science category for commercial and partnering expertise, in Intellectual Asset Magazine's  250 World's Leading Patent and Licensing Lawyers and Best Lawyers for Intellectual Property, Health and Government.

A noted commentator and author, Paul’s works include ‘IP Commercialisation: A Business Manager's Companion’, widely regarded as the leading publication on IP commercialisation in Australia.

PressAtlas App

We assisted Spatial Apps Pty Ltd in relation to the development of PressAtlas, an innovative news search engine which geographically revolutionizes your news by enabling you to search for news geographically and pinpointing exactly where that news happens.

Personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR)- legislative compliance

Advised the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) in relation to the privacy impact assessment for the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system and a legislative compliance assessment for the PCEHR System.