Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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“Sector-driven” Corrs Chambers Westgarth is highly regarded for its involvement in market-shaping patent cases across a wide spectrum of industries. It has earned the loyalty of a slew of household names, including Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Takeda and Ferring. It has also been acting for Danish company Lundbeck, where Stephen Stern and David Fixler have been representing the life sciences entity in one of Australia’s longest-running pharmaceutical patent disputes. An IP litigator par excellence, Stern has applied knowledge acquired over a wonderful career spanning nearly 40 years in his countless triumphs. Meanwhile, complex pharmaceutical patent disputes are the strong suit of Fixler. Widely recognised as a leading life sciences lawyer in the country, Grant Fisher has a fine-grained appreciation of oppositions and infringement proceedings in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. “Sharp, articulate and well organised”, Odette Gourley knows all the ins and outs of IP, competition, consumer and regulatory and administrative law. She has recently taken the lead in a series of high-stakes patent invalidity and infringement proceedings on behalf of Merck Sharp & Dohme. Completing the line-up comes Frances Wheelahan, who concentrates on high-rolling IP transactions and licensing.

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