Mark Vincent

Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation, Commercialisation
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Overview

Mark is a Principal with three decades of experience. Mark litigates IP disputes and his advice on licensing, commercialisation, data protection, intellectual property law and strategy also provides clients with clarity and direction, often in complex areas of both law and technology.

Mark acts for local and multinational clients in patent, trade mark, copyright and trade secret litigation matters, often advising on cross-border strategic issues.

Mark has recently represented a client in a long running, complex, multi-jurisdictional copyright and misuse of information case relating to communications technology. He has also acted for clients in a number of the leading Australian Federal Court cases on for the patentability of computer implemented inventions.

Mark advises clients on anti-counterfeiting programmes which are designed to resolve infringement issues efficiently and effectively. Enforcement of rights often draws on Mark’s experience in online enforcement and dealing with intermediaries, domain names, trade marks, copyright and misleading and deceptive conduct in the online space.

Mark advises clients on strategies to protect data assets and confidential information. Mark advises companies at all stages of growth on strategies to follow in registering, managing and enforcing IP, whether trade marks, patents, copyright, data or designs.

Mark’s acknowledged expertise in the area of cloud computing and data protection is highly sought after by clients and has led to him being invited to speak at multiple industry events in Australia and across Asia Pacific. Mark was the only Australian representative on the International Trade Marks Association’s (INTA) inaugural Data Protection Committee. This is an international committee designed to steer brand owners through issues of data protection and to protect brand value and the value of data assets.

Mark is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, INTA, and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.


Mark Vincent's Insights
It is becoming clearer when computer-implemented methods are likely, or unlikely, to be deemed patentable subject matter in Australia – Encompass, Rokt and other recent decisions
During the past decade, the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented methods has been a particularly vexing focal point for Australian patent law and practice. With computer technologies now ubiquitous and relatively...
During the past decade, the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented methods has been a particularly vexing focal point for Australian patent...
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Pilkin v Sony Australia Limited
Mr Vitaly Pilkin appealed from a Federal Court decision summarily dismissing his patent infringement proceedings against Sony Australia and refusing leave to serve Sony entities out of jurisdiction in...
Mr Vitaly Pilkin appealed from a Federal Court decision summarily dismissing his patent infringement proceedings against Sony Australia and...
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