Contracts and IP Manager
Sharon has considerable experience in the biopharmaceutical field involving patent protection, strategic IP management and commercial agreements. Additionally, she has acted in an advisory capacity in IP litigation, due diligence, IP sales, joint ventures, licensing and public listings. Her diverse patent and commercial experience is complemented by a PhD in medical research.
Sharon’s previous appointments include practising as a Senior Patent Attorney in a number of top tier Australian and International Patent and Law firms. She was also the IP Manager for the CRC for Biomarker Translation and LaTrobe University where she developed and managed IP Policy and commercialisation strategy procedures. In addition, Sharon has worked with Consult Insurance Solutions as an advisory to biopharmaceutical Insurance involving assessment of risk in this industry.
Sharon holds a BSc.Hons and PhD from The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine. She is also a qualified and registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. Sharon also holds a Tier 1 Professional Insurance Broking qualification from The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)
In addition to working with Cancer Therapeutics, Sharon’s expertise and skills are outsourced to our commercial collaborators CTxONE Pty Ltd and Aculeus Therapeutics Pty Ltd to provide capability and knowledge to support their business.