Kim O'Connell

Name: Kim O'Connell

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons),Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Master of Laws

Title: Partner

Organisation: King & Wood Mallesons

State: NSW

Immediation Practice Area: Expert Determination


I am a Partner in the Sydney Office of King  & Wood Mallesons where I specialise in intellectual property law with a  focus on patents and regulation of pharmaceuticals, biotech and  health-related products. I act for a range of clients in commercialising intellectual  property and in resolving commercial disputes arising out of IP Ventures. I  have a strong track record of assisting clients to achieve desired outcomes.  I have also handled a range of cross border disputes and transactions and I  am experiences at working cooperatively in multi-jurisdictional teams.

In addition to advising life sciences  companies, I have handled matters involving patents in a range of  technologies, such as telecommunications, financial systems, banking and  payments and internet security. I have also conducted litigation involving  inventions in other technological fields, including food products, methods of  treatment, genetically modified plants, plastics, plumbing valves, mining,  explosives, railways, telecommunications, and numerous medical devices.

●        AusBiotech

●        American Intellectual Property Law  Association

●        Advertising Standards Board -  Legal Panellist (past)

●        Intellectual Property Society of  Australia and New Zealand