Meet Michael Finney

Senior Associate | Intellectual Property
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Profile

Name
Michael Finney
Position
Senior Associate
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Michael Finney

Senior Associate
Intellectual Property
Michael is a Senior Associate of Bennett & Philp Lawyers and a member of our Intellectual Property team.

Michael is an experienced senior lawyer and General Counsel with an engineering/IT/science background, broad management exposure with technical professionals, and international intellectual property experience throughout Australia, South East Asia, Asia Pacific and the USA in legal corporate advisory and commercial IP transactional roles involving technology commercialisation.

Michael helps his internal and external clients negotiate complex commercial contracts, protect and commercialise their intellectual property, secure partnership and funding deals, bring technology and products to market, and navigate corporate governance, privacy, corporation and competition laws.

Michael is also one of only seven Australian lawyers to have met Certified Licensing Professional requirements.
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Approachable, practical, trusted.

Michael's broad range of engineering, legal and management experience provides him the knowledge to negotiate complex technological and intellectual property matters.
  • Commercialisation and Licensing of IP
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Milestones

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice | Queensland University of Technology
Juris Doctor | University of Queensland
Company Directors Diploma | University of Sydney
Master of Business Administration | University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Engineering | University of Queensland
Memberships
University of Queensland.
Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Registered Professional Engineer
Admissions
2006 Supreme Court of Queensland

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Publications by Michael Finney

10 December 2018 Publications

New Anti-Encryption Laws: Valuable Law Enforcement Tool or Toothless Tiger?

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06 December 2018 News & Media / Publications

Guidance in the Territorial Application for EU’s GDPR

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04 December 2018 News & Media

A Glob­al Roadmap to Per­son­al Data Protection

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