Kim O'Connell is a partner in Mallesons’ Sydney office where she specialises in intellectual property law and related areas of trade practices and consumer protection.
Kim's focus includes exploitation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She also advises clients on misuse of confidential information and breaches of the Trade Practices Act.
Throughout her career, Kim has advised clients on commercialisation of intellectual property, including patent licensing, joint ventures, research collaborations and partnering agreements. She regularly advises on IP issues in an M&A context.Kim has significant experience in resolving intellectual property disputes, particularly patent disputes. Recently she has represented clients in matters involving inventions in fields such as biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, genetically modified plants and telecommunications. Kim has also conducted matters relating to plastics, mining, explosives, railways, internet security and business methods. She regularly advises clients on patent issues and commercialisation.
Kim has been recognised as a leading lawyer in a number of global directories including PLC Which lawyer? 2011 (patent litigation) and the Asia IP Patent Survey 2010. She is listed as a leading specialist in the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners (2010).