Intellectual Property and Technology

2015/16 Annual Report

The Intellectual Property and Technology Committee liaises regularly with IP Australia, the statutory body that administers Intellectual Property laws in Australia, in relation to legislative proposals to amend intellectual property practice and procedure.

The Committee liaises with the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA), and the Federal Court of Australia regarding various educational seminars held in Perth. More specifically, the Committee liaised with the WA Committee of IPSANZ in late 2015 to coordinate an event at which the Honourable Justice Robert French AC presented on the topic The Unbearable Lightness of being an Intellectual Property Lawyer.

The Committee successfully expanded its Terms of Reference to focus more broadly on technology and intellectual property issues, and has contributed to a number of Law Society’s CPD seminars to address issues relevant to practitioners practising in these fields.

The Committee welcomes opportunities to inform the public on matters relating to Intellectual Property.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au