Areas of Expertise

Intellectual Property, Biotechnology/Life Sciences, Corporate & Commercial, Education & University

Katrina is a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Information Technology team. Her practice includes licensing and commercialisation of IP, assistance with IP ownership and structuring issues, research and development collaborations, alliances and joint venture arrangements, the sale and purchase of IP assets and companies, IP audits and due diligence, establishment of franchise systems, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, general contracts law and commercial and corporate law.

Katrina also advises in relation to protection of intellectual property assets, privacy and franchise compliance, regulatory issues and disputes, the Australian Consumer Law, infringement of copyright, trade marks, patents and designs, protection of data, knowhow and other valuable confidential information, advertising law and domain name disputes.

Her clients come from a wide range of private and public industry sectors including life sciences, medical devices, health, information technology, government, university and energy and resources.

What others say

"Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2021
"Lawyer of the Year, Biotechnology Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2023, 2025
"Leading Lawyer – Queensland, Intellectual Property"
Doyle's Guide 2021, 2023


ResApp Health Limited

Acting for ResApp Health Limited in relation to the drafting and negotiation of evaluation and commercial licences for its cough diagnostic technology.

Licella Holdings Limited

Acting for Licella Holdings Limited in relation to its commercialisation of its patented Cat-HTR technology for conversion of waste feedstocks into biofuels including licensing of international and Australian joint venture entities and advising in relation to participation in a CRC-P Partners Agreement


Advising the international medical device manufacturer and distributor LivaNova in relation to regulatory issues and all of its commercial law needs in Australia.

Anatara Lifesciences

Advising Anatara Lifesciences Ltd in relation to research collaborations and patent licensing.

Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Advising the Queensland Department of Environment and Science in relation to variation of a Biodiscovery Benefit Sharing Agreement made under the Biodiscovery Act 2004 (Qld) to reflect amendments to the Act relating to biodiscovery plans, subsequent use agreements and the traditional knowledge obligation, and also in relation to rights to intellectual property created through biodiscovery and the implications under the Act where an entity uses digital sequencing information.


Acting for Queensland University of Technology in relation to rationalisation of its complex intellectual property ownership and commercialisation agreements with respect to gene edited bananas including drafting and negotiation of a Master Commercialisation Agreement with Australian Banana Research Pty Ltd, and subsequently acting in relation to drafting and negotiation of new research agreements (Australian and international)