We are committed to assisting our clients in the successful commercialisation of their intellectual property. Day-to-day, we draft and negotiate licensing and sale agreements, and prepare confidentiality agreements and assignments. If you are looking to sell or purchase a business, we investigate the business’s intellectual property (IP) rights and advise you on their scope, identifying any steps that need to be taken to document those rights fully.

We work on a daily basis with some of the most highly skilled and experienced patent and trade marks attorneys in Australia. We have a detailed understanding of IP law that most general  lawyers cannot match. We also have instant access to technical expertise in areas such as chemistry, biotechnology, engineering and electronics, to name a few. This ensures that our advice and drafting reflects an informed view of the relevant technology.

BEng(Civil)(Hons) LLB LLM FIPTA

Adrian is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer who combines legal expertise with deep technological knowledge to advise Australian and international businesses in the resolution of commercial IP disputes.


Anita is a member of our trade marks team and has more than 10 years’ experience in trade mark clearance work, prosecution, oppositions and enforcement, both locally and internationally. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and the Federal Court of Australia.


Malcolm is a Principal of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers. His practice is split between litigious matters and his work as a patent attorney.

BA(Eng&Hist) LLB(Hons) GradDipLegPrac GradDipAppFin&Inv MCyberSecOps

Melissa Wingard is a senior commercial technology lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience, assisting software, cybersecurity, and technology companies, across the Asia Pacific region, grow their business and meet strategic aims, whilst managing risk and regulatory compliance.

LLB (Hons), BSc

Alexis is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer and registered trade marks attorney. She practises across the full scope of IP rights, including both contentious and non-contentious matters.

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