Andrew McRobert

Bar Roll: 2017 Admitted: 2000
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Andrew has over 15 years’ experience practising in intellectual property (including patents), information technology and commercial litigation.

He is one of three Melbourne barristers included in Doyle’s List of Emerging Intellectual Property & TMT Junior Counsel for 2017.

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was Special Counsel with Norton Rose Fulbright.  At Norton Rose Fulbright, Andrew managed the successful parallel importation strategy in Paul’s Retail Pty Ltd v Lonsdale Australia Ltd  [2012] FCAFC 130.  He also acted for Gilead in relation to patents covering its hepatitis C drug “Harvoni”.  In that matter, Andrew had carriage of Gilead’s expert evidence regarding mathematical modelling of HCV infections.

In 2013, he advised the ACCC in relation to its authorisation in respect of the Australasian Performing Right Association’s arrangements for the acquisition and licensing of performing rights in music. He acted for Foo Fighters in the band’s Federal Court claim concerning unauthorised use of the track “Learn to Fly” and, later, for Queens of the Stone Age, in copyright allegations relating to “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret”.

Andrew also has broad litigation expertise, having acted for Matthew Joyce throughout the Sunland (Dubai Waterfront) litigation.

Andrew read with Peter Wallis and his senior mentor is Bruce Caine QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialFranchise LawFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksInternational ArbitrationProfessional Negligence

QUALIFICATIONS:

LLB, BSc, LLM (IP)(Murdoch); LLM (Cornell)

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Murdoch University. He also holds a Master of Laws from Cornell Law School, where he was awarded two academic prizes.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Andrew is a reporter for the Intellectual Property Reports and a member of the Victorian committee of IPSANZ (the Intellectual Property Soceity of Australia & New Zealand).

Andrew McRobert

Bar Roll: 2017 Admitted: 2000
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Profile

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience practising in intellectual property (including patents), information technology and commercial litigation.

He is one of three Melbourne barristers included in Doyle’s List of Emerging Intellectual Property & TMT Junior Counsel for 2017.

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was Special Counsel with Norton Rose Fulbright.  At Norton Rose Fulbright, Andrew managed the successful parallel importation strategy in Paul’s Retail Pty Ltd v Lonsdale Australia Ltd  [2012] FCAFC 130.  He also acted for Gilead in relation to patents covering its hepatitis C drug “Harvoni”.  In that matter, Andrew had carriage of Gilead’s expert evidence regarding mathematical modelling of HCV infections.

In 2013, he advised the ACCC in relation to its authorisation in respect of the Australasian Performing Right Association’s arrangements for the acquisition and licensing of performing rights in music. He acted for Foo Fighters in the band’s Federal Court claim concerning unauthorised use of the track “Learn to Fly” and, later, for Queens of the Stone Age, in copyright allegations relating to “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret”.

Andrew also has broad litigation expertise, having acted for Matthew Joyce throughout the Sunland (Dubai Waterfront) litigation.

Andrew read with Peter Wallis and his senior mentor is Bruce Caine QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialFranchise LawFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksInternational ArbitrationProfessional Negligence

Publication

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

LLB, BSc, LLM (IP)(Murdoch); LLM (Cornell)

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Murdoch University. He also holds a Master of Laws from Cornell Law School, where he was awarded two academic prizes.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Andrew is a reporter for the Intellectual Property Reports and a member of the Victorian committee of IPSANZ (the Intellectual Property Soceity of Australia & New Zealand).