I help businesses solve problems, mitigate risk and achieve commercial success. This is realised through a collaborative approach to working with clients, in which together we explore options and find a solution that balances risk with return.
With over 15 years operating in the IP and legal spheres, I bring to my role experience as a commercial litigator, in-house IP counsel and an innovation manager, including a 6-year stint working in Switzerland with an IP management company.
Understanding my client’s commercial and strategic drivers, as well as their risk profile before entering into a deal is core to my practice. I also seek to ensure that any IP brought into a deal, and any new IP that will be generated as a result, is appropriately protected and leveraged.
Routinely I draft and advise on technology licences, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, services agreements, research and development agreements, and IP assignments. I also help companies seeking investment of any kind prepare for due diligence by identifying risk in their IP portfolio with a specific focus on chain-of-title issues.
My clients come in all shapes and sizes – from sole traders to ASX listed entities, and they span industries including information technology, mining and resources, automotive and agriculture.
With the benefit of my unique professional experience, I understand how an organisation can successfully innovate and leverage their IP in an international context through commercialisation and how to proactively de-risk those efforts in an effort to avoid disputes.
- Barrister & Solicitor
Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of Western Australia
- Federal Courts and High Court of Australia
- Commercial Agreements
- IP licences and agreements
- Information Technology
- Mining & Resources
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)
- IP Society of Australia & New Zealand
- Copyright Society of Australia