Senior Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.


Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.


Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.


The Intellectual Property team

Our IP lawyers provide sophisticated, practical advice, and skilled handling of complex high-profile litigation. We are particularly experienced in working with global legal teams and coordinating litigation strategy across jurisdictions. Our clients span the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, telco, medical, consumer, wagering, content, agricultural, IT, energy, mining, coatings and manufacturing industries.

Our team is also the only fully integrated patent attorney and patent law practice within an Australian law firm. Our multidisciplinary team includes lawyers with scientific qualifications, registered trade mark attorneys and registered patent attorneys.

As such, we approach all litigious and commercial matters with a deep understanding of the technology involved, along with the practical and legal issues that may arise when seeking to protect the IP rights in that technology.


Your role

A great opportunity currently exists for an experienced IP litigator to join MinterEllison in Melbourne. In this role you will work closely with Jonathan Kelp, partner, and senior lawyers in the Intellectual Property team on a broad range of intellectual property and technology matters.


What we are looking for

We welcome applications from experienced lawyers with:

  • Strong technical expertise in IP matters, ideally gained in a recognised Australian or international IP practice, including substantial experience in conducting IP litigation;
  • A strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own; and
  • Pride in your work and who you work for.


Why MinterEllison

We are recognised as Australia's Most Attractive Firm, a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. This is why we offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership – all with no minimum tenure.


We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


How to apply

We love to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.


If you would like further information, to tell us about any adjustments you might require through the recruitment process or if you want a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent