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
- 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.
- 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