Overview

A specialist in contentious IP, Jane focuses on patent litigation, particularly life sciences disputes.

Jane is a partner in our Intellectual Property practice, based in Sydney.

She has nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including portfolio establishment, IP strategisation, commercialisation and enforcement. Her main sector focus is within life sciences, health care and education.

Specialising in contentious IP, Jane focuses on patent litigation, particularly in the life sciences sector. Her experience ranges across complex patent infringement/revocation, trade mark and passing off, design infringement, disputes on ownership of IP and appeals from decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrar of Trade Marks. Jane's litigation experience also allows her to advise clients in IP driven commercial transactions enabling them to  minimise the risk of later disputes.

Jane regularly presents on IP issues at continuing legal education and industry based events.

Before joining us in 2015, Jane was a partner at K&L Gates, Maddocks and Griffith Hack in Sydney.

Jane holds BA and an LLB with first class honours from the University of Queensland and an LLM with Merit from the University of London. She is admitted as a Solicitor of the Federal Court, High Court and Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Queensland.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Another client observes that Jane Owen, is "efficient and practical" and "understands our business very well". They add: "She has an innovative approach to solving problems and considerable litigation experience."

    Managing IP 2018
  2. "Tasked with deflecting potential infringers, Jane Owen "is a superb IP lawyer with an enviable standing in Australian intellectual property. Clear and commercial in approach, she possesses deep technical knowledge, with which she efficiently conducts and resolves patent disputes"

    IAM Patent 1000 2018
  3. "Enforcement expert Jane Owen, who has been showing off her razor-sharp skills representing the University of Wollongong in a case concerning a descriptive mark. Her pellucid lines of reasoning are impossible to ignore"

    WTR 1000 2018