IP Insiders and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick present the ‘In-House Insights Forum’ on Monday 26 August 2024.

Please join IP Insiders and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in Melbourne for Australia’s inaugural “In-House Insights Forum”. Hear from seasoned in-house IP professionals from diverse sectors with a day dedicated to in-house practice and issues. Gain valuable perspectives and engage in interactive sessions that delve into the intricacies of navigating practical IP issues within a commercial landscape. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner or manager of IP within an organisation, this event promises to provide insights into the unique challenges that are encountered when working in-house and suggest practical approaches for dealing with them.


Event Details


  • Trade Secret Law and Management presented by Jacquie Crawford (Rio Tinto) and Kerryn Saric (Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers)
  • Navigating an In-House Attorney’s Responsibilities: Where to Draw the Line presented by Damian Slizys (Telix Pharmaceuticals) and Chris Schlicht (Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers)
  • Defensive IP Portfolios presented by David Lambourne (Morgan Advanced Materials), Harry Knight (Xero) and Magda Bramante (Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick)
  • Workshop: Research Collaboration Agreements – Corporates vs. Research Organisations facilitated by Brendan Cheong (Rio Tinto), Anna Johnston (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute), Grace Chan (University of Melbourne) and Katherine Rock (ex-Xero)

Monday 26 August 2024

9.30am arrival
Sessions commence 10am to 4pm followed by networking drinks


Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Melbourne Office
Level 16
333 Collins Street
VIC 3000

About IP Insiders:

Introducing IP Insiders, a new organisation dedicated to championing the interests and perspectives of in-house IP professionals. In-house IP experts are integral to their organisations and the broader IP ecosystem, bringing invaluable insights and strategic value by operating within legal IP frameworks while being grounded in commercial reality.

IP Insiders aims to amplify the voices and contributions of in-house practitioners, fostering a vibrant community where professionals can exchange insights, ideas, and best practices tailored to the unique challenges they face, and help advocate for their perspectives in policy discussions and industry forums.

Whether you are a registered attorney, IP manager, or another professional engaged with IP, IP Insiders invites you to join us in shaping the future of in-house IP practice. Together, we will navigate complexities, share expertise, and drive meaningful change in the evolving landscape of intellectual property.

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