This award recognises a healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotech lawyer who has gone to great lengths to ensure their organisation upholds vital legal responsibilities and has adequate patent protection in place to deter competitors.
It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotech organisations, which are involved in the development and distribution of consumables, medical devices and biotech systems and organisms in Australia.
It is open to all in-house lawyers who have been employed by a healthcare, pharmaceutical and/or biotech manufacturer or developer that has been trading for at least two full financial years.
To be eligible for this award, the organisation needs to be registered in Australia. The lawyer must demonstrate activities completed for the organisation in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following: