John Swinson is a partner at the Brisbane office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, specialising in intellectual property and technology law.
John Swinson is a partner at the Brisbane office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and specialises in intellectual property and technology law. Over the past 20 years, John has acted for many high profile technology corporations, internet companies, investors and financial institutions. He has considerable experience in the domestic and international aspects of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, Internet and privacy laws.
John represents clients in a wide range of business fields, including banks, publishers, software companies, governments and venture capitalists. He advises clients on legal matters involving technology, including obtaining protection for new products and services, commercialising technology, enforcing rights, licensing and litigation.
John’s patent litigation experience has primarily involved computer, electrical and mechanical areas, with particular emphasis on computer networking, computer security, internet applications and financial and trading systems.
He has litigated a number of leading cases, including matters concerning copyright in computer programs, copyright in newspaper headlines, trade secret misappropriate by employees, trade mark infringement, trade mark ownership, software piracy, misleading online advertising, domain name cybersquatting and failed computer implementations.
John is the Executive Vice President of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association.
John gradulated from Harvard Law School in 1991, in the graduating class with Barack Obama.
As a general rule, John will act only for corporations. There is a minimum legal spend for new clients.
Areas of Expertise
- Information Technology
- Government Business
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- Media and Entertainment
- Private Equity
- Trade Marks
- International Trade
- Advertising and Marketing
- Dispute Resolution
- IT Disputes
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate and Commercial
- Life Sciences
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