DLA Piper has hired IP law and patent specialist Robynne Sanders as a partner in its Melbourne office, effective today, February 27.
Sanders is a former director of Watermark Intellectual Property Lawyers and she has experience in Federal Court patent litigation cases and dispute resolution, drafting licensing and manufacturing agreements and advising on confidentiality, trade mark disputes and branding.
Sanders has also advised clients from a number of sectors, including engineering, building and construction and consumer products and has also worked with members of the biotechnology sector, where she has advised on pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular conditions.
Tim Lyons, partner and head of the Melbourne Intellectual Property & Technology team at DLA Piper said Sanders’ appointment will enhance the firm’s capabilities within the region, as well as the level of experience available in the Melbourne office.
Sanders is also a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and is the current chair of the IPSANZ Victorian committee.
In December 2011 DLA Piper also announced the addition of two IP specialists in its Sydney office, Melinda Upton and Nicholas Tyacke. Upton, a former Blake Dawson partner, and Tyacke, a former Clayton Utz special counsel, were to commence their appointments in early 2012.
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