Kylie Diwell
Partner, Education Industry Leader, Melbourne
I am a commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in intellectual property, information technology and communications and regulatory matters. I advise both public and private sector clients, with a focus on higher education, government, health, biotechnology, telecommunications and energy.

I have significant experience advising clients on the establishment of research centres, research funding, collaborative research and technology licensing arrangements. I regularly undertake due diligences and audits for clients prior to the commercialisation of technology and provide strategic IP protection and commercialisation advice.

I have a detailed understanding of the policy, probity and process frameworks which apply to public sector clients and have been a key adviser to government on significant major projects and procurements (particularly those with a technology focus), statutory powers and governance issues.

I have also advised the higher education sector for nearly 20 years on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters, including compliance with higher education legislation.

I hold an honours degree in both law and science (genetics) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne.

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