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Kerrin Anderson



Kerrin is a consultant in our intellectual property and technology team.

Commencing practice in 1993, Kerrin has more than fourteen years experience as a commercial and intellectual property lawyer having previously worked for a tier one law firm, a boutique intellectual property practice and as an in-house lawyer at the University of Queensland.

She also has international experience, including six months working for an international law firm in Seoul.

Areas of practice

  • Structure and governance arrangements for Cooperative Research Centres, institutes and other research and development ventures
  • Research and development transactions including arrangements for funding, materials transfer, confidentiality, projects and contract research
  • Intellectual property licensing and commercialisation
  • Trade marks, domain names and brand protection
  • Copyright, publishing and artists' rights
  • Information technology including GITC
  • Indigenous intellectual property
  • University law and practice


  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
  • Master of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD at the Centre for Intellectual Property Research in Agriculture, University of Queensland
  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Courts of Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory and the High Court of Australia

Recent Projects

  • Structuring and establishing collaborative research joint ventures between industry, government and public research organisations.
  • Acting for research organisations on the development and commercialisation of technology.
  • Advising on product development, trademarks and licensing.
  • Advising a government entity on legal and risk management issues in commercialising technology.
  • Establishment of technology spin-off and start-up companies.

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Australian Law Council, International Law Section
  • Women in Technology
  • Women on Boards