Wayne McMaster
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One of Australia’s leading intellectual property lawyers, Wayne McMaster has over 30 years of experience specialising in intellectual property, regulatory and technology law, with particular emphasis on life sciences. Wayne has significant expertise in dispute resolution relating to patents, trade marks and regulatory matters.

Wayne's broad IP practice includes the traditional patent attorney skills of drafting and prosecution of patent applications in a range of technologies, as well as managing international IP portfolios of Australian companies. He has been used as a patent / licensing expert in a number of court cases both in Australia and the US.

Wayne is listed in a number of leading independent legal directories including Chambers Global/ Asia-Pacific, PLC Which Lawyer? and Best Lawyers.

Wayne has a strong practice in the health and technology, and mining sectors.

Wayne is a member of the commercialisation and medical research advisory committees of a number of institutes. He is regularly rated as a leading Intellectual Property litigation lawyer.

Wayne is a board member of a Government backed early investment company for Australian Medical Institutes.

Qualifications

  • LLB, DipMetal, Registered Australian Patent Attorney

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • AusBiotech, member

Awards and Recognition

  • Leading Individual, Intellectual Property (Patents) - Chambers Asia Pacific: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

    Sources note Wayne McMaster as an 'excellent technician', praised for his ability to 'stick to cost measures' - Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
  • Leading Individual, Intellectual Property (Patents) - Chambers Global: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Leading Individual, Intellectual Property - Legal 500 Asia Pacific: 2016

    Wayne McMaster is regarded as a ‘strategic thinker’ - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
  • Leading Individual, The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2015, 2016 
  • Leading Individual: The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • Recommended, Biotechnology - Best Lawyers: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Recommended, Intellectual Property - Best Lawyers: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Recommended, Litigation - Best Lawyers: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Leading Individual,  World IP Review: WIPR Leaders - Patent Leaders: 2016, 2017
  • Preeminent, Intellectual Property - Doyles Guide: 2016
  • Gold ranking, Patents: Litigation (Australia) - IAM, The World's Leading Patent Practitioners: 2013, 2014
  • Leading 50 IP Asia/Pacific Litigators - Asia IP: 2013
  • Managing IP Experts Guide 2013
  • Who's Who Legal 2012, 2013
  • Asia IP (IP: Patent litigation, life sciences): 2013
  • Leading Individual, Patent Litigation - World IP Survey, Managing IP Handbook 2012
  • Leading Individual, Life Sciences - PLC Which Lawyer?: 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • ALB Intellectual Property 2009 (patents)
  • Asia IP Patent Survey 2010
  • Intellectual Asset Management Licensing 250 - The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers (2010 and 2011)
  • Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners (2010)
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