Proximity

Intellectual property

Extensive intellectual property expertise, tailored to your organisation.

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Our Experience

If your organisation has intellectual property issues at hand, our diverse range of knowledge and skill sets will be critical to developing a sound approach.

We will find Advisors with the right experience and attributes to work successfully with you and provide practical and constructive advice.

Skills and expertise

Our Advisors have acted for many government as well as industry clients, and have a deep understanding of government intellectual property (IP) requirements.

We have advised clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including:

  • Auditing
  • Commercialisation
  • Government intellectual law and policy (including Crown copyright)
  • Ownership and licensing

We can also advise on:

  • Commercialisation, sharing and disposing of IP
  • Contract management process required for IP
  • Contracting with IP including registers and IP indemnities
  • General protection of IP
  • Internal IP policies, templates and licences
  • Managing IP generated by employees, contractors and others
  • Moral rights.

FinalistWomen in Law Awards 2021

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

NewLaw Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Financial Review2020

BOSS Best Places to Work List

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Pro Bono Program of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Government Team of the Year

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2019

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2018

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralasian Law Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year

Finalist2017

Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies

Finalist2017

ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor | Proximity

M 0411 235 725

E sarah.byrne@proximity.com.au

Contact Sarah, our service lead

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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations. 

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: