Ryan practises in intellectual property and related commercial law. He provides specialist advice, appears in hearings before courts and the Trade Marks Office, prepares pleadings and written evidence and attends mediations. Ryan is also a registered Trade Marks Attorney. 

Landline Phone
03 9225 7222
Mobile Phone
0406 244 423
Fax Number
03 9225 8485
Level 18 Room 11, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Recent examples of Ryan’s experience as counsel include:

Trade marks 

Copyright and misuse of confidential information

Patents and registered designs

  • Ames Australasia Pty Ltd v AgBoss Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 902
    Alleged infringement of registered designs – application for leave to file and serve a further amended statement of cross claim – in the circumstances, proper basis for pleading prior use – particulars of the type required under r 34.46 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) in relation to patent claims not necessary – patent cases distinguishable – design cases relevantly governed by r 34.38 and general principles and practice relating to pleadings - leave granted
  • Surefoot IP Holdings Pty Ltd v All Footings Solutions Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 1181 
    Patents – position statement on infringement – adequacy of position statement – need to identify features of allegedly infringing products and corresponding integers of claims in patent

Other such examples are cited here.

Ryan is also a member of:

  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Australian Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI Australia)
  • Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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