Mr Adrian J Ryan S.C.

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ADRIAN JAMES RYAN S.C.

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I signed the Bar Roll in 1991. Since then I have appeared in all of the Victorian and Federal Courts and the major administrative tribunals. At present my work is mainly but not exclusively in the intellectual property field including associated tort, trade practices, administrative law and contractual claims. I have Bachelor Laws and Bachelor of Science degrees from Monash University.

Qualifications

1981-1985                   Monash University

                                   BSc (Biochemistry major)

                                   LLB

Experience

1986                        Articled Clerk at Mallesons (now King & Wood Mallesons)

1987 – 1990            Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) working predominantly in the Intellectual Property and Trade Practices area with additional general commercial and commercial litigation experience.

1991 – Present        Barrister-at-law practising at the Victorian Bar. Experience in all courts and the major State and Federal administrative tribunals. I have appeared in many trials, appeals and interlocutory applications during the course of my practice as a barrister. I have also appeared in many hearings in the Patents Office and Trade Marks Office. I took silk in November 2008.

Following is a list of cases in which I have appeared during the 2008 to 2016 period which have been reported in the Intellectual Property Reports. There have been other cases which have been reported in different reports or have been unreported, or have not gone to trial, but what follows should give an idea of the work I have mainly been engaged in over recent years since I took silk.

 

Jones Tulloch Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents (2017) 121 IPR 418, FCA

Patents- administrative law- judicial review of decision of Commissioner

RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents (2017) 121 IPR 378, FCA

Patents- appeal from Commissioner- manner of manufacture 

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v Generic Health Pty Ltd (2016) 120 IPR 431, FCAFC

Patents- Aripiprazole

Pocketful of Tunes v The Commonwealth (2016) 117 IPR 530, ACopyT

Copyright- musical work- costs in proceedings under s183(5)

Artcraft Urban Group v Streetworx (2016) 117 IPR 210, FCAFC

Patents - streetlights

Morrellini v Mizzi Family Holdings Pty Ltd (2016) 116 IPR 411, FCAFC

Patents - cane billet planter

Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd (2016) 115 IPR 461, FCAFC

Patents – business method – computer assisted

Delfi Chocolate v Mars Australia (2016) 115 IPR 82, FCA

Trade Marks

AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd (2015) 114 IPR 445, HCA

Patents – pharmaceutical – Rosuvastatin

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v Generic Health Pty Ltd (2015) 113 IPR 191, FCA

Patents – pharmaceutical – Aripiprazole

Pacific Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd v Assa Abloy Aust (2015) 111 IPR 336, IP Aust

Patents – window winder - opposition

Pacific Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd v Bernen Pty Ltd (2015) 109 IPR 481, FCA

Patents – window winder – additional damages

AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd (2015) 107 IPR 95, FCAFC

Patents – Pharmaceutical - rosuvastatin

Mizzi v Morellini (2014) 104 IPR 109, FCA

Patents – cane billet planter

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd v Astrazeneca AB (2013) 101 IPR 11, FCA

Patents – pharmaceutical - Nexium

Aerospace Technologies v ACP Machinery (No. 3) (2014) 103 IPR 435, FCA

Contract – copyright – aircraft manufacture fixtures

Apotex v AstraZeneca (No 4) (2013) 100 IPR 285, FCA

Patents – pharmaceuticals - rosuvastatin

Watson Pharma Pty Ltd v Astrazeneca AB and another (2012) 95 IPR 547, FCA

Patents – pharmaceuticals – interlocutory injunction- Rosuvastatin

LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Roadvision Pty Ltd (2012) 94 IPR 481, FCAFC

Designs – inducing breach of contract – vehicle lights

Albany Molecular Research Inc v Alphaharm Pty Ltd (2011) 90 IPR 457, FCA

Patents – pharmaceuticals - antihistamine (with Archibald QC)

LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Roadvision Pty Ltd (2011) 90 IPR 532, FCA

Designs – inducing breach of contract - vehicle lights

Telstra Corporation Ltd v Phone Directories Co (2011) 90 IPR 1, FCAFC

Copyright - directories (with Catterns QC)

Apotex Pty Ltd v Les Laboratoires Servier (2011) 89 IPR 219, FCAFC

Patents – Amendment – coversyl (with Caine QC)

Abbott GMBH & Co KG v Apotex Pty Ltd (2) (2010) 87 IPR 561, FCA

Patents – pharmaceuticals – sibutramine hydrochloride

Telstra Corp v Phone Directories (2010) 85 IPR 571, FCA

Copyright -  compilations - directories

Abbott GMBH & Co KG and Another v Apotex Pty Ltd (2010) 83 IPR 373, FCA

Patents - pharmaceuticals –interlocutory injunction– sibutramine hydrochloride

Vawdrey Australia Pty Ltd v Krueger Transport Equipment Pty Ltd (2010)  83 IPR 1, FCAFC

Copyright – confidential information – truck trailer parts

Apotex Pty Ltd v Les Laboratoires Servier (No 2) and Others (2010) 83 IPR 42, FCA

Patents - pharmaceuticals – amendment of patent

Medrad Inc and Another v Alpine Medical Pty Ltd (2009) 82 IPR 101, FCA

Patents - medical instrument – interlocutory injunction

Re She Corporation Pty Ltd (2010) 83 IPR 120, IPAUST

Trade marks

ICETV Pty Ltd and Another v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 80 IPR 451, HCA

Copyright – compilations - intervention by Telstra (with Catterns QC)

Hansen Beverage Company v Bickford’s (Australia) Pty Ltd (2009) 80 IPR 201, IPAUST

Trade marks – “monster energy”

Hansen Beverage Company v Bickfords (Australia) Pty Ltd and Another (2009) 79 IPR 174, FCAFC

Passing off – Trade practices – “monster energy” (with Macaw QC)

Krueger Transport Equipment Pty Ltd v Glen Cameron Storage and Distribution Pty Ltd and Others (no 2) (2009) 79 IPR 81, FCA

Copyright – Confidential information – Damages – truck trailer parts

Apotex Pty Ltd v Les Laboratoires Servier and Another (2009) 79 IPR 100, FCA

Patents – Privilege waiver

Boyapati and Others v Rockefeller Management Corporation and Others (No 2) (2009) 78 IPR 600, FCA

Copyright - Damages

Boyapati and Others v Rockefeller Management Corporation and Others (2008) 77 IPR 251, FCA

Copyright - Defamation

JLCS Pty Ltd v Squires Loft City Steakhouse Pty Ltd (2009) 78 IPR 319, FCA

Contract – Licence – Restraint of trade – Trade marks

Krueger Transport Equipment Pty Ltd v Glen Cameron Storage & Distribution Pty Ltd (2009) 78 IPR 262, FCA

Copyright – Confidential information – truck trailer parts

Ranbaxy Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 110 781 826) v Warner – Lambert Co LLC (2008) 77 IPR 449, FCAFC

Patents - Pharmaceutical - Lipitor - compounds - Enantiomers (with Macaw QC)

Apotex Pty Ltd (Formerly Genrx Pty Ltd) v Les Laboratoires Servier and Another (No 2) (2008) 77 IPR 1, FCA

Trade practices - coversyl (with Bannon SC)

Hansen Beverage Co v Bickfords (Australia) Pty Ltd (2008) 75 IPR 505, FCA

Trade practices - Passing off – “monster energy” (with Macaw QC)

Scotch Whisky Association v De Witt (2008) 75 IPR 280, FCA

Trade marks

 

 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    30 March 1987
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    30 May 1991
  • Date Appointed Silk
    26 November 2008
  • Qualifications
    BSc, LLB

Areas of Speciality

  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices