She is a partner and head of our Intellectual Property Group in Sydney where she uses her deep-level experience of complex IP strategy and disputes to advise clients from a range of IP-rich industries.
This advice traverses complex patent litigation through to research and commercialisation structures. Her specific focus is in the life sciences and higher education fields, in which she has over two decades of experience in all aspects of IP, including portfolio establishment, IP strategy, commercialisation and enforcement. Given her 25 years in the IP business, her IP disputes experience covers the field: complex patent infringement and revocation, trade mark and passing off, design infringement, disputes on ownership of IP, trademark and patent oppositions, re-examination requests and appeals from decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrar of Trade Marks.
In IP disputes, she has substantial experience litigating in the life sciences patent arena, which has honed her commercial and strategic nous in this field.
Using her industry and IP knowledge, she assist clients in structuring IP driven transactions, delivering practical, future proof strategic advice and commercial documentation.
Before joining Bird & Bird in 2015, she was a partner at various law firms in Sydney. Today, she often presents on IP issues at continuing legal education and industry events.