Tim Francis
Dispute Resolution
Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Medical Technology

I am an intellectual property lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in intellectual property protection, commercialisation, management and enforcement.

I provide intellectual property advice to the private sector, educational and research institutions and government agencies. I specialise in the area of life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

I enjoy delivering to my clients satisfying outcomes in contentious intellectual property matters, including patent infringement and validity, trade mark opposition, infringement and removal, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of confidentiality, registered design and domain name matters.

On the less contentious side, I advise clients on IP commercialisation, parallel importation and IP prosecution strategies, IP audits and due diligence. I also assist my clients in the management of their IP portfolios.

One of the best things about working at Wrays is the people. It is hard to beat the satisfaction that comes with being able to partner with excellent experts in their fields in order to deliver solutions that make my clients happy.


  • Intellectual Property Lawyer

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) member
  • Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ) member
  • AusBiotech member