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Amy Surkis

Bar roll 2022 Admitted 2011
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
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Amy Surkis is a general commercial litigator with a scientific background and over 10 years' experience.

Amy has particular expertise in intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience leading complex patent litigation matters in the Federal Court of Australia, both at first instance and appeal.

Amy has experience in a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, biologics and mining sectors. Her practice has also included providing comprehensive advice to clients on protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights (including copyright, trade marks and patents).

She has recently been recognised as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property by Doyles (2022) and Managing IP (2019).

Prior to coming to the bar, Amy was a Senior Associate in MinterEllison’s disputes resolution team.

Amy graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) and Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry).

Amy read with Peter Creighton-Selvay and her senior mentor is Tom Cordiner KC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Emmerson Chambers
Level 18 Room 13

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks



Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) (Mon)

Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


07 May 2024

Intellectual Property - Patent Law Update - Jusand Nominees Pty Ltd v Rattlejack Innovations Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 178

02 May 2024

Intellectual Property - Patent Law Update - the Full Court gives SARB’s latest parking product the green light, but says that VMS’ patents remain valid.

30 April 2024

Intellectual Property – Patent Law Update - validity, manner of manufacture. Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents (No 3) [2024] FCA 212

26 April 2024

Intellectual Property – Patent Law Update: Section 117, authorisation and “Swiss-style” claims, liability not avoided - but where to on damages?

14 February 2024

The Agency Group Australia Ltd v H.A.S. Real Estate Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 203

09 February 2024

Intellectual Property Law Update - McD Asia Pacific LLC v Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1412

13 November 2023

Halal Certification Authority Pty Limited v Flujo Sanguineo Holdings Pty Limited [2023] FCFCA 175

08 November 2023

Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd v Lavazza Australia Pty Ltd (No. 3) [2023] FCA 1258

02 November 2023

Intellectual Property - Appellate Law Update - Directed Electronics OE Pty Ltd v Gridtraq Australia Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 149

02 October 2023

Patent Law Update - Sanofi v Amgen Inc. (No 2) [2023] FCA 1156

26 September 2023

Patent Law Update - Hanwha Solutions Corporation v REC Solar Pte Ltd [2023] FCA 1017

14 September 2023

Energy Beverages LLC v Kangaroo Mother Australia Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 999

23 August 2023

MMD Design and Consultancy Limited v Camco Engineering Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 827

08 August 2023

UbiPark Pty Ltd v TMA Capital Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] FCA 885

07 August 2023

Patent Law Update - ToolGen Incorporated v Fisher (No 2) [2023] FCA 794

07 August 2023

Copyright Law Update - Chapcon Building Services Pty Ltd v Spectrum Homes Qld Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 873

07 August 2023

Trade Mark Law Update - Ragopika Pty Ltd v Padmasingh Isaac Trading as Aachi Spices and Foods [2023] FCA 487

06 July 2023

Patent Law Update - Vehicle Monitoring Systems Pty Limited v SARB Management Group Pty Ltd trading as Database Consultants Australia (No 8) [2023] FCA 182.

15 June 2023

Trade Mark Law Update - Seven Network (Operations) Limited v 7-Eleven Inc [2023] FCA 608

06 June 2023

Patent Law Update - Sandoz Ltd v Bristol-Myers Squibb Holdings Ireland Unlimited Company [2023] EWCA Civ 472

06 June 2023

Patent Law Update - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v Urrbrae Foods Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 504

02 June 2023

Intellectual Property Law Update - New Aim Pty Ltd v Leung [2023] FCAFC 67

31 May 2023

Copyright and Confidential Information Law Update - Austin Engineering Pty Ltd v Podulova [2023] FCA 419


Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)