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Kylie Diwell

Kylie Diwell



  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Contract and Commercial
  • Commercialisation

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Kylie has general corporate and commercial experience, as well as specialist expertise in intellectual property, information technology and communications and regulatory matters. She advises both public and private sector clients, with a focus on higher education, government, health, biotechnology, telecommunications and energy.

Kylie has significant experience in advising clients on the establishment of research centres, research funding, collaborative research and intellectual property licensing arrangements. She has undertaken numerous due diligences and audits for clients prior to the commercialisation of technology. Kylie also has specific expertise in relation to Crown copyright, creative commons licensing and database copyright issues.

Kylie has advised the higher education sector for over ten years on a range of commercial and regulatory matters, including compliance with university specific legislation. She also regularly advises the government and public sector agencies on major projects, procurement and research funding arrangements.

Kylie's clients include the University of Melbourne, the Department of Primary Industries of Victoria, the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, AGL Energy and Sustainability Victoria. She also advises pro bono clients of a homeless persons legal clinic operated in conjunction with the Public Interest Law Clearing House.

Kylie holds an honours degree in both law and science (genetics) from the University of Melbourne and has recently completed a Masters of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne. In 2009, Kylie was awarded the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand prize for top student in The University of Melbourne's Licensing Law and Technology Transfer Masters subject.

A member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand, the BioMelbourne Network and Ausbiotech, Kylie has published articles and presented lectures on intellectual property issues associated with research and the intellectual property/competition law overlap.


BSC (Hons-Genetics), LLB (Hons), LLM
Areas of Practice

Branding and Advertising | Commercialisation | Confidentiality and Trade Secrets | Contract and Commercial | Copyright | Design | Education | Energy and Resources | Government | Health Advisory | Health and Ageing | Health Industry Commercial Advisory | Intellectual Property | IP Management | Patents | Pharmaceutical and Biosciences | Probity | Procurement | Research | Technology | Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Trade Marks

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New
    Ausbiotech, member
    Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New

  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, Member
  • Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand, Member
  • Ausbiotech, Member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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