Ben practices in all areas of intellectual property law including agreements and disputes, information technology, confidential information and privacy, competition and consumer law, and litigation and has over 25 years experience in legal practice. In addition to his intellectual property law experience, Ben is also an experienced practitioner in the area of defamation and media law.
He has considerable specialist litigation and prosecution experience in patent, copyright, trade marks, designs, and confidential information matters. Ben's experience extends from acting locally in Queensland, to national and international matters. He also has broad experience across the Federal Court of Australia.Ben advises international and national clients on their intellectual property and technology related contracts (including technology development and outsourcing arrangements), technology and IP licensing, research collaborations, e-commerce, intellectual property procurement and supply agreements, and regulatory compliance issues.
He has experience acting as the independent reviewer of companies' competition and consumer law compliance programs and reporting to the ACCC. Ben is a qualified mediator, and regularly acts as mediator in a variety of disputes. He also has experience in acting for clients and as an independent supervising solicitor in the execution of Anton Piller orders.