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Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Lawyer

David Longmuir, Partner
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers
Melbourne

David is an experienced IP litigator and registered patent and trade marks attorney who brings a technological understanding together with legal expertise to resolve IP disputes for Australian and international businesses.

David practices in all areas of IP and has experience in patent, designs, copyright, trade marks and trade practice matters. He has significant experience in the life sciences field and has been involved in major patent litigation in the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. David’s practice also includes significant brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and trade mark portfolio management for well-known Australian and International brands.

David has a particular interest in plant breeder’s rights and assists breeders and owners to obtain, commercialise and enforce PBR. David has represented PBR clients in infringement proceedings before the Federal Court and in objection and revocation proceedings before Plants Breeder’s Rights Office.

David has been recognised as a leading practitioner in both IAM Patent 1000 2020 and WTR 1000 2020.

Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2007.
Master of Laws (Intellectual Property), Monash University, 2007
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2006
Legal Practicing Certificate, 2004
Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2003
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2003

Memberships

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
Law Institute of Victoria
AusBiotech

Service location

Melbourne

Service areas

Legal Services, Plant Breeder's Rights/Variety Rights

Expertise

Anti-counterfeiting
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Copyright
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Domain Names
Life Sciences
Litigation
Pharmaceuticals
Plants and Agriculture

Specialities

Infringement
Anti-Counterfeiting
Brand Protection