Brett Rowland

Special Counsel Litigation Team, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers

Brett Rowland is an intellectual property law and life sciences law specialist with over 25 years’ experience in Australia, Europe and the United States. Brett principally practises in patent and trade mark litigation, technology transfer and life sciences regulation.

During his career, Brett has handled Intellectual Property infringement and revocation actions in the Australian Federal Court, the Victorian State Supreme Court and the English High Court and Court of Appeal and has been involved in patent litigation in Germany and the United States.

Brett has also worked at leading Australian, English and American law firms on multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions and advisory matters and worked in-house at the biotechnology company Celgene in Switzerland. He has advised leading life sciences and consumer products companies and industrials on:

  • acquisition and licensing of Intellectual Property Rights;
  • mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, research and development arrangements;
  • manufacturing, supply, distribution and licensing agreements;
  • trade marks/ brand protection and unfair competition;
  • IT systems procurement and licensing; and
  • clinical trials, GMP, pharmacovigilance, falsified medicines and anti-counterfeiting, product registration and marketing authorisations, regulatory exclusivity, pricing, reimbursement and advertising and marketing.

Brett is admitted to practice law in New York, England and Wales and Australia and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He holds a Master of Laws specialising in Intellectual Property law, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Monash University Australia

  • Master of Laws (LLM) – University of Melbourne

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

  • Attorney in the State of New York USA

  • Solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales

  • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association