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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.
Advised the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) in relation to legislative compliance for the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR). This involved mapping information flows for various processes and systems and assessing compliance with the Bills, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and secrecy provisions.