Jones Day welcomes Richard Hoad to Melbourne Office as partner in Intellectual Property Practice

Richard Hoad has joined the Firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. He is based in the Melbourne Office.

Mr. Hoad advises major Australian and international clients involved in disputes concerning trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, confidential information, and advertising claims. He also provides compliance counsel and training regarding consumer law, franchising law, and cybersecurity, and assists clients dealing with regulatory investigations in these areas.

At Jones Day, Mr. Hoad joins one of the few global law firms with a full-service Intellectual Property Practice, including acting for clients in complex multijurisdictional disputes across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Jones Day's IP Practice has been recognized by Chambers as a "heavyweight (in) patent litigation" with "particular experience in bet-the-company IP litigation" and a "popular choice for cross-border issues."

"Australia's intellectual property system is critical to our clients' global business operations and with more than two decades of experience as an IP and technology lawyer with a particular focus in patent law, Richard is an excellent addition to our team," said Anthony M. Insogna, leader of the Intellectual Property Practice. "We have more than more than 200 IP professionals around the world, including a leading litigation practice in Australia, and his arrival is an example of the ongoing focus we have on maintaining and building there."

Mr. Hoad has been recognized by a number of leading independent legal publishers for his excellence in trademark and patent litigation and IP counseling, including IAM Patent 1000, which cited him as "an expert litigator at all levels of Australia's legal system, commercially savvy technology and IP lawyer."

"Richard has deep roots in Melbourne, having attended university and worked in private practice here for more than 20 years, and is highly regarded by the legal and business communities in Australia," said Lisa Taliadoros, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Melbourne Office, who is also the leader of the Firm's Intellectual Property practice in Australia. "Richard is a skilled IP counselor and litigator whose experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients in Australia and worldwide. I am delighted that Richard has chosen to join Jones Day and pleased to welcome him to our team in Melbourne."

Mr. Hoad earned his master of laws degree from the University of Melbourne, where he focused on intellectual property and competition laws; a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Melbourne; and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne in English literature, Chinese and psychology.

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