Michael Williams is the head of the intellectual property group at Gilbert + Tobin. Michael was named Intellectual Property Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards in 2021 and 2019. He has a leading ranking in major legal directories (Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Doyles). In 2020, the team he leads was named Intellectual Property Team of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards (for the third time in the past six years).
Michael’s wide-ranging practice spans IP litigation, complex contractual disputes (particularly software), product liability, entertainment law, media law, technology law (data protection and cybersecurity) and innovation (IP commercialisation). His IP litigation experience covers the spectrum of copyright infringement, trade secrets, trademark infringement, false advertising, anti-counterfeiting and patent litigation, and he has run leading cases in each area of IP.