Andrew is included in Doyle's list of Emerging IP and TMT Junior Counsel for 2017. He has 14 years' experience as a solicitor practising in intellectual property, information technology and commercial litigation.
Recently, Andrew was Special Counsel with NRF, where he conducted patent infringement matters (e.g. Gilead, regarding its hepatitis C drug “Harvoni”), parallel importation strategies (e.g. Lonsdale), and significant commercial disputes such as the Sunland (Dubai Waterfront) litigation, in which he acted for Matthew Joyce.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Murdoch University, and a Master of Laws from Cornell University Law School, where he was awarded two academic prizes.
Andrew read with Peter Wallis and his senior mentor is Bruce Caine QC.
McRobert A & Tisdale R, “Tackling parallel imports of branded goods”, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, August 2016 (2016/29)
McRobert A & Mullarkey K, “Recording Assignments and Security Interests in Patents: Australia’s new Personal Property Securities Register”, Patently-O, 8 March 2012, http://www.patentlyo.com
McRobert A, “The Rule in Pub Squash: Determining the ‘Relevant Date’ for Claims of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct”, (2011) 22(3) Australian Intellectual Property Journal
McRobert A, “Inventive step: obvious to try again?”, Australian Intellectual Property Journal; 20(4) December 2009: 237 – 252
McRobert A, Wilson D and McLeod L, “Australia-US Free Trade Agreement: Impact on Intellectual Property Rights”, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, (2004) 16 (10) April 2004
McRobert A, “Breach of Confidence: Revisiting the Protection of Surreptitiously Obtained Information”, (2002) 13(2) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 69
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