Kate Beattie practices in intellectual property, trade practices and commercial law. She specialises in intellectual property litigation, including patents, copyright and trade marks. She also advises on contractual and commercial disputes.
Kate has a Bachelor of Science majoring in pharmacology and toxicology, a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Monash University and a Master of Law (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge.
Before coming to Bar, Kate was a senior associate in the intellectual property department at Allens Arthur Robinson. She has also practised at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London.
Kate is an author of the text book, "Australian Patent Law", published by Butterworths (2004). She has also been a sessional lecturer in contract law in the LLM (Juris Doctor) Program, Monash University.
Kate has appeared in a number of commercial trials, including: