Technology & Intellectual Property Lawyer.

As a technology and IP lawyer who has a background in technology, Ben is able to provide legal advice that is highly relevant to digital businesses, including software development, ecommerce, digital agencies and startup companies.

After working in top-tier and boutique law firms and in a government-owned corporation, Ben has also gained the necessary skills to work on large scale matters in a large team environment, while the experience that he has gained in smaller law firms, has seen him develop the ability to work more autonomously on matters from start to finish.

Experience:

  • Advising on, and handling disputes involving copyright and trade marks – particularly in respect of computer code, user interface design, licensing, and ownership.
  • Advising on group structure of Melbourne-based digital training group and drafting shareholders agreements, IP deeds of assignments, various resolutions.
  • Advising on an international transaction, involving an eCommerce company that sells safety face masks online.
  • Drafting terms and conditions for a new content management software system designed for the security sector.
  • Providing advice to a multi-million dollar online tech company on notifiable data breaches (and ‘serious harm’) under the Privacy Act, following a breach of personal information in their systems.
  • Preparing applications and affidavits in support for winding-up a tech company (on just and equitable grounds) under 461(1)(k) of the Corporations Act.
  • Preparing applications and affidavits in support site blocking orders under section 115A the Copyright Act.
  • Advising on a mining software company’s international license (partnership) agreement; and
  • Shareholder agreement advice and negotiation of a joint venture agreement for a developer.
  • Drafting terms and conditions for an educational training institution and their commercial terms agreement.