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Jane Hutchison
Special Counsel

Tel: +61 3 8618 4147


  • Melbourne

Jane Hutchison is Special Counsel in our Melbourne biotechnology team.

With expertise in protecting innovations in the broad area of plant and animal molecular and cell biology, Jane seeks to provide helpful strategic IP advice and practical support based on 17 years' experience with all patent matters from initial innovation through to global protection, including adversarial and defensive matters for mostly research institutes, universities and corporate entities. Jane's focus is to collaborate with clients to prepare strong enforceable patent specifications or PBR applications, to collaborate with a network of overseas Associates to efficiently prosecute patent or PBR applications around the world, to monitor ownership and inventorship issues and advise tactically on opposition or litigation support matters.


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  • Diploma of Intellectual Property, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • PhD in Genetics, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Zoology & Associate of Royal College of Science, Imperial College, University of London, UK

Industry Experience

  • Plant and animal molecular genetics
  • Target identification and diagnostic platforms
  • Cell biology including cell-based therapies
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic methods, antibodies, proteins, peptides, nucleic acids
  • Microbiology, parasitology and entomology
  • Vaccines and vectors for human and veterinary uses

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow - The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member - AusBiotech
  • Member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)