Principal Solicitor at Office of Elisabeth Opie
Elisabeth Opie opened a boutique IP law firm in Munich in 2014, drawing on 20 years of international experience in the global innovation system. Her work has specialised in dealing with international technology from various sectors, with practice areas in international IP law, international trade law, commercialisation of technology, competition law and dispute resolution. She has appeared in the IAM Global 300 and IAM Patent 1000 since 2020, and is named an IAM Strategy 300 Global Leader for 2021.
Ms Opie has gained deep experience working with industry, spin-offs, research organisations and government. Her expertise enables her to convert concept into desired business outcome on an efficient and sustainable basis.
Ms Opie provides strategic, operational and tactical advice across a broad range of issues facing technology-centric companies. Her legal and executive experience spans across sectors such as information technology, automotive, aerospace, health and energy. Most recently, she has prepared and executed a negotiation strategy for the implementation of various advanced audio technologies.
Ms Opie is a qualified practising solicitor in Australia, and England and Wales. She is also a foreign-registered lawyer with the Munich Bar Association (qualified solicitor, Ireland) and practises German law.
Ms Opie has received a number of awards in the field of international science cooperation and technology transfer, including a Business Award for outstanding commercial performance as part of a global team, relating to groundbreaking extended wear contact lens technology; and a Strategy Excellence Award in her role as lead counsel for the restructure of a major international joint venture – resulting in reduced complexities of joint governance while retaining strong scientific cooperation, and the re-integration of capability (staff, assets and intellectual property). In 2013 Ms Opie became the inaugural Global Research Alliance Fellow.
She holds a BA, an LLB (Hons) and is a master of law and commercial law. Ms Opie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.