Wayne McMaster


Wayne McMaster is a senior patent counsel in legal and patent attorney matters and a former partner of major Australian law firms. He has been an intellectual property practitioner for over 35 years and specialises in intellectual property, regulatory and technology law, with particular emphasis on life sciences. His practice also includes dispute resolution relating to patents, trademarks and regulatory matters.

Wayne has conducted a number of the leading Australian IP litigation cases, including the first court cases dealing specifically with patentability of medical methods and business methods. He drafts and negotiates commercial technology agreements for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including agreements for universities and institutes. He has also advised on compliance requirements relating to therapeutic goods.

His skills include the traditional patent attorney skills of drafting and prosecution of patent applications in a range of technologies, as well as managing international IP portfolios of Australian companies. He has been used as a patent / licensing expert in a number of court cases both in Australia and the US. Wayne is a member of the commercialisation and research advisory committees of a number of institutes.

Wayne has been recognised as a leader in intellectual property by a range of industry groups and leading international publications.