Tech + IP

Our Tech + IP team brings together our market-leading technology, intellectual property, fintech and Web3 experts to assist clients to exploit the opportunities and manage the risks in an evolving market, by leading, anticipating, preparing for and managing change. We specialise in providing strategic and practical advice to our clients in relation to their biggest and most important digital projects.

    Our Approach

    Leveraging and protecting digital assets and intellectual property are fundamental to business success. The need to innovate and respond quickly and aggressively to change is crucial to staying competitive in today’s environment. Our award winning Tech + IP team is the largest standalone Tech + IP practice in Australia. We bring together leading experts to service clients in both traditional and emerging industries on the full lifecycle of digital, regulatory and intellectual property matters.    

    Our services include:

    Technology + Digital

    • Data + privacy
    • Artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and emerging technologies
    • Cyber security and enterprise risk management
    • Technology disputes
    • Digital platform regulation
    • Digital health
    • Infratech
    • Critical infrastructure and SOCI advice
    • Space law and projects
    • Tech aspects of decarbonisation
    • Technology and telecommunications procurement and outsourcing arrangements

    Fintech + Web3

    • Digital wallets
    • Stored value and payments providers
    • Payment schemes and infrastructure operators
    • Centralised and decentralised platforms and projects (including DeFi and DAO projects)
    • Traditional and emerging product distributors
    • Digital currencies and exchanges
    • Neobanks
    • Fractionalised and tokenised assets
    • Marketplace lending and BNPL

    Intellectual Property

    • Copyright
    • Patents
    • Brand protection and trade marks
    • False advertising
    • Breach of confidence
    • Database protection
    • Product liability
    • Cyber security
    • Commercial IP licensing
    • Anti-counterfeiting

    As the Tech + IP group, we have a unique ability to collaborate and bring together expertise across the above areas.

    Ranked Band 1 for IT & Telecommunications and Fintech


    Ranked Band 2 for Intellectual Property and Financial Services Regulation


    Ranked Tier 1 for Intellectual Property, IT and Telecommunications and Data Protection


    Winner ‘Trademark Law Firm’ (Australia) 2022


    Intellectual Property Team of the Year – winner 2020, 2017, 2015


    Ranked Tier 1 for IP Transactions; Trade mark (contentious); and Copyright.
    Ranked Tier 2 for Patent (contentious)
    Ranked Tier 3 Trade mark (prosecution)

    IP STARS 2021