“Gilbert + Tobin is best known for its strength in copyright matters, although it is rapidly establishing a notable patent litigation practice”. Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Our Patents practice is part of Gilbert + Tobin’s broader Intellectual Property Group. The focus of our patent law expertise is on technical excellence and in assisting clients to achieve commercially relevant outcomes.

The practice is headed by experienced patent litigators who lead a team of lawyers with extensive experience in patent law. The team has broad experience in a number of industry sectors including technology, pharmaceutical, life sciences, healthcare, media and communications.

We are specialists in enforcement and validity issues in Federal Court proceedings, oppositions and other disputes in the Australian Patent Office. We are regarded as tough and thorough patent litigators who are not afraid of trying new strategies.

Our skills in patent law are backed up by our very experienced and extensive regulatory practice. Further, we give clients strategic advice and analysis, including ‘freedom-to-operate’ opinions, across a range of technologies.

Our services

In summary, our patent services include advising on:

  • PBS/regulatory issues
  • patent litigation
  • patent infringement actions
  • patent due diligence investigations
  • general patent law.

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Partners and Special Counsel

John Lee
Chris Williams
Michael Williams

Other Team Members

Irini Lantis
Wen Wu

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