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Garry Fitzgerald SC

Bar roll 1995 Silk 2017
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Garry Fitzgerald SC practises mainly in intellectual property, trade practices, contractual and commercial disputes

Garry Fitzgerald SC appears in the trial and appellate divisions of the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria, as well as other courts and tribunals (including the Patents and Trade Marks Office). 

Before coming to the Bar in 1995, he was an associate to Justice Gummow in the Federal Court and worked as a solicitor in commercial litigation at the firm of Blake Dawson. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

Correspondence
Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 24 Room 17

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
  • Patents
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Marks
Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
Tort Law
  • Professional Negligence

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

High Court of Australia

Product Management Group P/L v Blue Gentian LLC [2016] HCASL 96 (patent case, application for special leave)

SNF (Aust.) Pty Ltd v CIBA Speciality Chemicals Water Treatments Ltd [2013] HCA Trans 54 (patent case, application for special leave)

Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals & Anor v Commissioner of Patents(2015) 228 FCR 448; (2015) 146 ALD 271; (2015) 111 IPR 411; [2015] FCAFC 29 (patent case, appeal)

Product Management Group P/L v Blue Gentian LLC (2015) 116 IPR 54; [2015] FCAFC 179 (patent case, appeal)

Keller v LED Technologies (No. 1) (2010) 185 FCR 449; (2010) 268 ALR 613; (2010) 87 IPR 1; [2010] FCAFC 55; (No. 2) [2010] FCAFC 160 (designs and misleading conduct case, appeal)

Nufarm Ltd v Jurox P/L (No. 1) (2008) 79 IPR 191; [2008] FCAFC 180 (patent case, appeal)

Dresna v Linknarf Management (2006) 156 FCR 474; (2006) 237 ALR 687; [2006] FCAFC 193 (commercial case, appeal)

Federal Court of Australia

Playgro P/L v Playgo Art & Craft Manufactory Ltd (2016) 117 IPR 489; [2016] FCA 280; [2016] FCA 478 (trade mark case, trial)

Medallion Homes P/L v Lares Homes P/L [2016] FCA 12 (copyright infringement, interlocutory injunction application)

Orica Explosives Technology v Commissioner of Patents (patent case, No. VID 731 of 2015, injunction application on 9 November 2015)

Blue Gentian LLC v Product Management Group P/L (2014) 110 IPR 453; [2014] FCA 1331 (patent case, trial)

Dealer Support Services Pty Ltd v Motor Trades Association of Australia (2014) 228 FCR 252; (2014) 318 ALR 507; (2014) 108 IPR 26; [2014] FCA 1065 (solicitor conflict application)

CSL v Novo Nordisk [2013] FCA 1307 (patent case, application to use discovered documents in overseas proceeding)

Simplot Australia Pty Ltd v Riviana Foods Pty Ltd (passing off and misleading conduct case, No. VID 802 of 2012, interlocutory injunction application on 5 December 2012)

Interpharma v Aventis [2011] FCA 32 (patent case, interlocutory injunction application)

Gearhart United Pty Ltd v Omni Oil Technologies (No. 1) (2010) 267 ALR 630; [2010] FCA 401; (No. 2) [2010] FCA 558 (patents case, applications for service out of Australia and for use of documents)

CSL Ltd v Novo Nordisk (No. 1) (2010) 87 IPR 134; [2010] FCA 671; (No. 2) (2010) 190 FCR 522; (2010) 89 IPR 288; [2010] FCA 1251; (No. 3) [2010] FCA 1279 (application to amend patent)

Nufarm Ltd v Jurox P/L (2008) 75 IPR 341; [2008] FCA 178 (patent case, trial)

LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Elecspess (No. 1) (2008) 80 IPR 85; [2008] FCA 1941; (No. 2) [2009] FCA 141 (designs and misleading conduct case, trial)

Black & Decker v GMCA [2008] FCA 1827; [2008] FCA 1508; (No. 3) [2008] FCA 932; trial, (No. 2) 76 IPR 99; [2008] FCA 504; [2007] FCA 1680; [2007] FCA 1623 (patent case, trial and applications)

Stena Rederi Aktiebolag v Austal Ships Sales (2007) 73 IPR 257; [2007] FCA 864 (patent case, trial)

Dresna v Linknarf Management [2006] FCA 540 (commercial case, trial)

Clorox Australia v International Consolidated Business (2006) 68 IPR 254; (2006) AIPC 92-197; [2006] FCA 261; (2005) 66 IPR 506; (2005) FCA 1135 (patent case, trial and applications) 

Supreme Court of Victoria

Hodgson v Amcor Ltd; Amcor Ltd v Barnes (2012) 264 FLR 1; [2012] VSC 94; (No. 2) [2011] VSC 204; (No. 3) [2011] VSC 272; (No. 4) (2011) 32 VR 568; [2011] VSC 269; (No. 5) [2011] VSC 295; (No. 6) [2011] VSC 294; (No. 7) [2011] VSC 309 (commercial case, trial and rulings)

Other Courts or Tribunals

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals & Anor v Commissioner of Patents[2013] AATA 858 (patent case, hearing)

Patent application by Neste Oil Oyj, opposition by BP International Ltd (2013) 104 IPR 137; [2013] APO 46 (patent opposition, hearing)

Line 6 Inc v Apple Inc (2009) 80 IPR 614; [2009] ATMO 9 (trade mark opposition, hearing)

Pacrim Trading v Ford Motor Co (2007) 74 IPR 122; [2007] ADO 3 (designs case, hearing)

Memberships

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association