Your industry – your way

Our Pharmaceuticals Group is an experienced multidisciplinary team. The scope of our team’s technological expertise extends from small molecule chemicals to large protein biologics, including various formulation technologies. In addition to their technical expertise, several of our team members also have a litigation background. The dual nature of the team’s expertise means that we routinely assist our clients in both prosecuting patents for pharmaceutical related inventions, as well as litigation involving pharmaceutically related patent disputes.

Our Australian clients include a number of global pharmaceutical companies as well as local growing pharmaceutical companies who are entering the global market.


Our Life Sciences Group is comprised of a dynamic team of specialist scientists. This constantly evolving field requires a team that is committed to the constant renewal of their knowledge of new techniques and technologies. Our focus on our technological expertise ensures that our team members are well suited to act for a diverse range of clients in the biological and life science areas.

The team is strongly affiliated with industrial groups such as the AusBiotech in addition to various intellectual property law associations. This ensures our people are knowledgeable and actively participate in the latest developments of patent law pertaining to life sciences and biotechnology.

Our Australian clients include a number of academic institutions, governmental departments, and research institutions. We also act for a suite of well-known private and public biotechnological and medical companies, as well as smaller start-up companies who are actively growing their intellectual property portfolio.

The Team

Daniel Beck
Mary Turonek
Senior Patent Consultant
Technical Assistant
Senior Associate
Gary Cox
Executive Chairman, Principal & National Practice Group Leader - Litigation
Special Counsel
Principal & National Practice Group Leader - Life Sciences
Linda Kennaugh
Principal & National Practice Group Leader - Formalities
Principal & National Practice Group Leader - Trade Marks
Principal & National Practice Group Leader - Management & Strategic Services
Principal & National Practice Group Leader - International
Special Counsel
Senior Associate