Jones Day snaps up Clayton Utz IP partner

Richard Hoad has served the Melbourne community for over two decades

Jones Day snaps up Clayton Utz IP partner
Richard Hoad

Jones Day has snapped up former Clayton Utz IP partner Richard Hoad for its roster in Melbourne.

According to Jones Day IP practice leader Anthony M. Insogna, Hoad’s appointment is an example of the firm’s current focus on cultivating its IP offering in Australia and globally.

“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,” Insogna said.

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Hoad is a decorated IP expert who has appeared in Chambers listings and the IAM Patent 1000. His practice focuses on disputes involving trade marks, patents, designs, copyright, confidential information and advertising claims.

He has conducted compliance counsel and training on consumer law, franchising law and cybersecurity. Moreover, he advises clients in related regulatory investigations.

Hoad has operated in Melbourne for over two decades, and received his degrees from the University of Melbourne, including his Master of Laws and BAs in English literature, Chinese and psychology.

“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. Richard is a skilled IP counsellor and litigator whose experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients in Australia and worldwide,” said Lisa Taliadoros, partner-in-charge of Jones Day Melbourne and head of its IP practice in Australia. 

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