July 2, 2022

Volume XII, Number 183

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Kerry Dick

Kerry Dick is a senior associate and patent and trademark attorney in the Melbourne Intellectual Property group. Kerry has substantial technical knowledge and practical experience in vehicle design and safety, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in different jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, China, and the U.S.

  • Significant experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution in mechanical inventions and medical devices, predominantly in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, China, Japan, India, Canada, and the U.S.

  • Working with clients to assess their IP and preparing protection strategies, assessing commercialization opportunities, and drafting and filing new applications locally and internationally.

  • Filing and prosecuting overseas designs, local designs, and convention applications, including conducting design infringement searches in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Preparing infringement and validity opinions for opposition, re-examination, and invalidity proceedings.

  • Preparing search strategies for novelty, freedom to operate, and landscape searches and reviewing, assessing, and prioritizing search results to identify opportunities and risks.

  • Analyzing third-party patents to assist clients in designing non-infringing products in view of enforceable patent rights and ascertaining commercially valuable technology gaps in the technical field.

  • Working with clients and their employees to help them recognize patentable subject matter and seek protection before inadvertent disclosure.

  • Instructing foreign associates in preparing responses to international Patent Offices and management of the patent portfolios of a number of large domestic and overseas clients.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Kerry worked at a specialist IP firm where she protected her clients' IP rights including patents and designs. Kerry worked across multiple jurisdictions, prosecuting patents predominantly in the fields of mechanical and automotive engineering, construction, and medical devices. 

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Kerry Dick