Our intellectual property lawyers are highly credentialed and experienced. They handle disputes in all intellectual property and related rights regimes including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, plant rights, confidential information, passing off, competition law and anti-counterfeiting, across a wide range of industries and technologies.
Our group conducts litigation in all relevant federal and state jurisdictions. These include the Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court. In cases of challenge to administrative decisions (especially in relation to Patent and Trade Mark Office decisions and bio-pharma and Agvet regulatory decisions) they also make representation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, or by way of judicial review in the Federal Court.
The litigation group represents clients in industry sectors as diverse as telecommunications, bio-pharmaceuticals, mining and resources, agricultural and veterinary chemicals, consumer products including fashion and fashion accessories and energy drinks.
Although focused primarily on litigation, our team is alert to alternative dispute resolution options, including mediation and arbitration. The team includes a LEADR qualified mediator and member of the group of Lawyers Engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
We are also highly experienced in all aspects of multi-jurisdictional litigation especially patent disputes in the life science industry sector.
We have a special expertise in patent litigation across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors. Our patent litigation has a particular emphasis on life sciences, mining and resources and IT/electronics and telecommunications. Our group has recently acted in cases involving pharmaceutical blockbusters, medical devices, medical delivery systems, selective herbicides, mobile phone handsets, base stations, security devices, digital video recorders, explosive systems, mining equipment and valuable mineral extraction processes.