Tim Sheehan

Tim Sheehan

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Lawyer Tim Sheehan is a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Team at Bennett & Philp Lawyers.

Tim has advanced skills in researching and summarising legal matters and in appraising contractual clauses, identifying risk and providing advice on mitigating any contractual risks in IP law. He applies his legal skills to a broad range of IP matters the Team handles, including:

  • Patent, trade mark, design and copyright infringements and litigation;
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off;
  • Commercialisation of IP;
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements;
  • Protection and misuse of confidential information, and
  • IP employment issues, including:
    • drafting employment agreements;
    • disputes involving IP, and
    • confidential information.

With dual Australian and United States of American citizenship, Tim brings his international experience and focus in biotechnology and the life sciences industries to the IP Team. Having worked and studied with a mix of entities, he has gained invaluable experience in the areas of:

  • Medical devices;
  • Pharmacueticals;
  • Genetics;
  • Molecular biology, and 
  • Diagnostics.

In addition to his Bachelor of Laws, Tim also holds a Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation with honours, is a JP and is studying his Masters of Intellectual Property Law.

Currently undertaking a Masters of Intellectual Property Law I University of Technology, Sydney
Practice Management Course I Queensland Law Society
Queensland Justice of the Peace
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice | Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws I Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation (Hons.) I Queensland University of Technology
2016 Supreme Court of Queensland
2016 High Court of Australia
Related Services: 
Commercialisation and Licensing of IP
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Personal Property Securities (PPSR)
IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Misuse of Confidential Information
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct and Passing Off
Trade Marks
Domain Names
IP Due Diligence
Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
Information Security
Information Technology