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Karin Innes
Senior Associate

Tel: +61 3 8618 4118


  • Melbourne

Karin Innes is a senior associate in our Melbourne biotechnology team.

With over 15 years’ experience, she assists a broad range of clients in all facets of academia and industry with patent procurement and defence both locally and internationally through her close network of foreign associate contacts. She has a successful track record in patent opposition matters. Karin regularly advises on patent strategy, patentability and infringement as well as freedom to operate and due diligence analysis. She also assists clients in the preparation of prospectuses for listing on the Australian stock exchange. Karin has been endorsed in the IAM Prosecution recommended list for 2020.


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  • PhD in Medical Biology, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Microbiology and Biochemistry, The University of Melbourne

Industry Expertise

  • Stem cells
  • Antibodies, aptamers and immunoglobulin-like molecules
  • Viruses (in particular retroviruses and adenoviruses)
  • Diagnostics
  • Gene therapy

Professional Affiliations

  • Board member - Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board
  • Fellow - The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Committee member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member - AusBiotech