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Phone +61 413 316 180

Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney
New Zealand Patent Attorney
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Educational Background:

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Microbiology and Biochemistry).

Professional Experience:

Gary started in the IP profession in 1990 as an Examiner of Patents with the Australian Patent Office (now IP Australia). In 1991, he moved to Sydney and took up a position with a then leading Sydney based IP firm. In 1994, Gary took up a position with Wrays.

Gary's practice extends across the following areas in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals:

  • advice towards strategic IP development in start-up companies and SME's;
  • drafting patent applications;
  • prosecution of patent applications;
  • opinion work, including freedom to operate opinions, opinions for regulatory approval of pharmaceuticals as well as general due diligence opinion; and
  • contentious matters including oppositions and court actions (infringement and revocation actions) in Australia and New Zealand.

Some of the leading cases that Gary has acted in are:

(1) Genetics Institute Inc v Kirin-Amgen Inc (1996) 34 IPR 513 (Acted for Kirin Amgen);
(2) Pfizer Overseas Pharmaceuticals v Eli Lilly and Co (2005) 225 ALR 416 (Acted for Eli Lilly and Co);
(3) Genentech, Inc v Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Human Genome Sciences, Inc [2006] APO 20 (5 June 2006) (Acted for Human Genome Sciences Inc); and
(4) Danisco A/S v Novozymes A/S (No 2) [2011] FCA 282 (29 March 2011) (Acted for Danisco A/S).

A more detailed list of cases can be provided on request

Professional Affiliations:

  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow).
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (Member).
  • Licensing Executives Society of Australia & New Zealand (Member).
  • Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (Member).
  • Australian Society of Microbiology (Member).
  • Australian Society of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (Member).
  • AusBiotech (Corporate member).

 Professional Profile_Gary Cox_2013.pdf


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