John Swinson

BA, LLB (Hons I), LLM

John Swinson is a Partner in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in intellectual property and technology law. Over the past 20 years John has acted for many high profile technology corporations, internet companies, investors and financial institutions. He has considerable experience in the domestic and international aspects of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, Internet and privacy laws, including having litigated a number of leading cases.

John is an Adjunct Professor of Law at QUT Law School where he has taught "Cyberlaw" for over 10 years. He is an expert panelist for WIPO in relation to intellectual property arbitrations and domain name disputes, the Executive Vice President of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association, and is admitted to practice as a lawyer in both Australia and New York State. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, in the graduating class with Barack Obama.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

General Counsel, LexisNexis Practical Guidance contact: Practical Guidance

Consumer Law, LexisNexis Practical Guidance contact: Practical Guidance

Areas of expertise
Trade secret
Internet law
Privacy law
IT/IP litigation
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts (Computer Science) (Queensland, 1986)
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and Gold Medal)  (Queensland, 1988) (Fulbright Scholar, 1990)
Master of Laws (Harvard, 1991)
Professional Organisation
King & Wood Mallesons