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Wayne McMaster

Wayne McMaster



  • Agribusiness
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Commercialisation

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Intellectual Property Group
Patent Law Group



One of Australia's leading intellectual property lawyers, Wayne McMaster has over 30 years of experience specialising in intellectual property, regulatory and technology law, with particular emphasis on life sciences. Wayne has significant expertise in dispute resolution relating to patents, trade marks and regulatory matters.

Wayne's broad IP practice includes the traditional patent attorney skills of drafting and prosecution of patent applications in a range of technologies, as well as managing international IP portfolios of Australian companies. He has been used as a patent / licensing expert in a number of court cases both in Australia and the US.

Wayne is listed in a number of leading independent legal directories including Chambers Global/ Asia-Pacific, PLC Which Lawyer? and Best Lawyers.

Wayne has a strong practice in the health and technology, and mining sectors.

Wayne is a member of the commercialisation and medical research advisory committees of a number of institutes. He is regularly rated as a leading Intellectual Property litigation lawyer.

Wayne is a board member of a Government backed early investment company for Australian Medical Institutes.


LLB, DipMetal, Registered Australian Patent Attorney
Areas of Practice

Agribusiness | Branding and Advertising | Commercialisation | Confidentiality and Trade Secrets | Consumer Protection | Copyright | Corporate and Commercial Disputes | Design | Dispute Resolution | Energy and Resources | Government | Health and Ageing | Health and Ageing Litigation | Healthcare | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property Disputes | IP Management | Litigation | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Medicine | Minerals | Patents | Pharmaceutical and Biosciences | Pharmaceuticals | Research | Science and Technology | Technology | Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Trade Marks

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • AusBiotech, member

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