Senior Associate

Melanie Kitchin

Level 16, 80 Collins Street, South Tower Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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Melanie Kitchin is a senior associate in our intellectual property practice

Melanie acts for and advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across a range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biosimilars, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nuclear technology and mining. 

Melanie has particular experience in advising clients in relation to patent infringement, opposition and revocation proceedings, including before the Federal Court of Australia and at the Australian Patent Office. 

On the non-contentious side, Melanie advises a range of clients in the energy, life sciences, healthcare and retail sectors in relation to the licensing and acquisition of intellectual property rights such as patents and trade marks, as well as R&D collaborations. Melanie's non-contentious work also includes advising clients in relation to plant breeder's rights. 

Melanie holds dual-qualifications in law and science (chemistry, first class honours) and, before joining Ashurst, spent three years as a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

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