James has experience in a broad range of commercial and intellectual property matters, including intellectual property commercialisation, agreements and licensing, trade mark registrability and infringement issues.
James also has extensive experience in technology procurement, licensing and outsourcing matters. This work includes drafting and advising on IT contracts, including software licences, software, platform and infrastructure as a service agreements, software development agreements, IT project and implementation agreements, and IT service contracts, and drafting and advising on general commercial agreements.
James has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Commercial Law for 2019 and 2020.
- Advising a major Australian bank on a number of technology and telecommunications procurement contracts.
- Advising a major Australian superannuation fund on a significant digital transformation project, including drafting, advising on and negotiating a number of key project agreements.
- Advising the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) on contracts to be entered into by Australian universities with major IT vendors.
- Acting for a multi-national systems integrator in relation to a number of significant IT projects, including in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare and government sectors.
- Acting for a leading vehicle fleet provider in relation to a major telematics project including drafting and negotiating the telematics project agreements.
- Advising a leading insurance provider on a major payroll outsourcing project.
- Preparing IT integration agreements for a major vehicle finance company in relation to a significant online vehicle finance project.
- Advising on major media rights transactions for clients including AFL and Cricket Australia.
- Acting for a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia in relation to a number of significant procurement matters.
- Advising Cricket Australia in relation to the sale of its Australian free-to-air television and digital rights for the period 2012/2013–2016/2017.
Best Lawyers in Australia – 2019, 2020 and 2021Partner – Commercial Law
COVID-19 Thinking | 19 Jun 2020
Fighting the coronavirus with Artificial Intelligence: how to solve IP issues on the way to a vaccine
The scale and intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic have demanded urgent solutions to the problems of detection, diagnosis, treatment and support for front-line healthcare workers. Unsurprisingly, artificial intelligence or AI has been enlisted to find these solutions, with some notable early successes. Our Technology and Intellectual Property team examines the progress we have made so far and addresses how researchers can claim intellectual property protection over AI-generated solutions to problems created by COVID-19.