Ray Marshall advises on intellectual property and technology legal issues, including intellectual property rights enforcement and protection, ICT procurement, and internet law. Ray also takes a keen interest in emerging technology law issues such as artificial intelligence, mobile technology, and the Internet of Things.
Ray regularly takes a lead position in advising the client’s executive and board regarding relevant legal and strategic considerations, and works alongside client decision-makers in seeing commercial agreements through to completion. Ray’s drafting and negotiation skills, in often challenging circumstances, have been favourably received and commented on not only by his clients and instructions, but also by counterparties whom have appreciated his collaborative and “firm but fair” approach to achieving both commercial and legal outcomes.
Ray has also had a significant role in numerous disputes, acting for both applicants and respondents in Court proceedings in relation to intellectual property and regulatory claims. In each case, his prior information technology training has been a valuable contribution to the progression of a proceeding, particularly in the procurement, analysis, and preparation of affidavit evidence, and instructing experts and counsel regarding matters of evidence.
Ray’s advisory and litigation experience complement and support each other well. His litigious practice provides valuable insights to recognise in his advisory capacity where legal and commercial risks may arise, and pre-emptively seeking to minimise client risk and maximise client benefit at the negotiation stage. His advisory experience well supports and provides valuable commercial context for the fundamental reasons why and how disputes arise, and lines of enquiry to determine relevant grounds and supporting evidence.
Ray Marshall’s recent experience includes:
- Advising the shareholders of technology based DevOps business Octopus Deploy on the sale of a minority interest to US venture capital firm Insight Partners for A$221 million.
- Advising Codafication on deployment of Codafication’s proprietary Virtual Assist, Crunchwork, and Unity Cloud business automation platforms-as-a-service, particularly with Suncorp, QBE, IAG, and other significant insurers and brokers.
- Advising ASX-listed SenSen Networks on the acquisition of fuel loss recovery technology company Scancam and surveillance tracking technology company Snap Network Surveillance.
- Advising SenSen Networks on commercial agreements for the distribution of its parking and traffic surveillance and management software to Australian and international local government and traffic authorities including Transurban, Chicago Parking Meters, the Gold Coast City Council, and the City of Las Vegas, and its gaming business intelligence software to Angel Group (Japan) and Bloomberry Resorts (Philippines).
- Acting for Konami Australia Pty Ltd (KAP) in defending proceedings brought by Aristocrat for infringement of Aristocrat patents relating to electronic gaming machines, and (KAP together with Konami Gaming Inc) in prosecuting proceedings against Aristocrat for infringement of various Konami patents in relation to electronic gaming machines.
- Acting for Top Plus in Federal Court proceedings against various outlets for copyright infringement of the rights to music videos licensed exclusively to Top Plus in Australia by Universal Music (Hong Kong).