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Mills Oakley recruits K&L Gates IP partner

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Mills Oakley has bolstered its Melbourne-based IP offering with the recruitment of a new partner who joins from K&L Gates.

Steven Wulff has joined Mills Oakley from the global law firm, bringing with him dual-qualifications as a lawyer and patent attorney.

Throughout his career Mr Wulff has built up expertise advising on the full range of IP matters, including IP protection, as well as IP procurement, litigation, portfolio management matters. He has also advised companies and investors on IP due diligence, patentability analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, and non-infringement and validity analyses.

His clientele includes entrepreneurs and investors who deliver new innovations in the medtech, software, electronics, sportstech, fintech, cleantech, and agtech sectors, according to a statement from Mills Oakley.

“With his deep scientific expertise, Steven is at the hard-core end of the IP spectrum,” Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said.

“However, he is able to combine this technical knowledge with a practical, commercial approach to law which delivers genuine value for clients.”


Commenting on his decision to move to Mills Oakley, Mr Wulff said that he was particularly attracted by the firm's industry focus.

“Life sciences is a particular focal point for my practice and I am looking forward to working with Dr Teresa Nicoletti, one of the country’s foremost legal experts in this space, as well as the many other well-credentialed IP practitioners in the Mills Oakley team,” he said.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

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