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Shaun McVicar

Shaun McVicar

Shaun McVicar

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With extensive intellectual property experience, Shaun specialises in the enforcement of IP rights, IP litigation and dispute resolution. He has acted in major cases on patent validity and infringement, with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry, trade marks and copyright. He also advises on breach of confidential information cases.

Shaun’s international experience includes five years on secondment to lead the IP practice at the firm’s associated office in Jakarta. While in Indonesia, Shaun was involved in landmark cases, including the country’s first civil case of copyright infringement in computer software, and its first unlawful comparative advertising case.

Shaun is recognised as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Australia and Asia by, among others, Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, Best Lawyer, Global Counsel and Legal Profiles in Australia. In September 2013, Shaun was profiled by Asia IP in a report on the ‘50 IP litigators you should know’ in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • acted for multinational clients including Citibank, Hugo Boss, Microsoft, Nokia and Reuters
  • acting for Wake Forest University and KCI Inc in patent infringement proceedings concerning methods of treatment and medical devices [against Smith & Nephew].
  • acting for University of Melbourne and Recaldent Pty Ltd in relation to patent infringement and revocation proceedings concerning processes for manufacturing and methods of treatment using certain novel Phosphopeptide complexes.