John Collins

Partner, Sydney

+61 2 9353 4119
John Collins


John Collins is a commercial litigation partner and leader of our national IP/IT practice group, with over 25 years' experience in intellectual property and technology-related advice and dispute resolution. He has a sophisticated understanding of all areas of intellectual property law with special expertise in innovation focused industries such as media and telecommunications. John's practice has also seen him work extensively on patent and trade mark systems in the Australian and international pharmaceutical markets. John also advises on Trade Practices Act issues including licensing, distribution, product issues, software and IT development and implementation.


  • Chambers Asia-Pacific:  "Clients say he is "a very strong and focused litigator, who is driven to achieve an outcome."" (2015)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: "John Collins heads the practice at Clayton Utz, which handles a number of high-profile IP matters for an impressive client portfolio" (2014)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: listed as a "Recommended Practitioner" for Dispute Resolution (2011-2012)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: listed as a "Recommended Practitioner" for Intellectual Property (2011-2012 and 2016)
  • Best Lawyers Australia: voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in
    - Intellectual Property (2014-2016)
    - Litigation (2010-2016)
Search our people


Filter by Area of Expertise

View all Areas of Expertise
Filter by Location