As a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney with honours degrees in organic chemistry and law, I approach litigious or commercial matters with an understanding of technology and the issues that arise when protecting it, and vice versa when advising on patent registration strategies.
My chemistry degree helps me advise clients in the pharmaceutical and coating industries, but I also counsel litigation clients across the mining, medical device, agrochemical and telecommunications industries.
- Mylan – represented the pharmaceutical company in an action against Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (including obtaining an interlocutory injunction) to prevent it launching a competitor to Mylan’s largest product in Australia
- Advise clients in relation to their multinational patent protection strategies, including those within the agrochemical, coating, medical device, resources, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Clients include Bayer, PPG Industries, Starbucks, Transitions Optical and the Victorian Chemical Company
- Work alongside global and domestic brands in relation to trademark protection and brand strategies, both offensively and defensively. Clients include H.A.G., which owns the Maxwell & Williams brand, and United Pacific Industries, which owns the Thermoskin brand