Wayne Condon

Wayne Condon - Griffith Hack


Principal, Lawyer

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Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws – (Auckland) 1979
  • Master of Laws – Monash University 1996
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney


Wayne Condon practices in the area of intellectual property litigation. His specific area of expertise is in the conduct of patent infringement and revocation proceedings. He has more than 30 years' experience in conducting litigation in a number of jurisdictions for some of the world’s best known companies.

Wayne has particular experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural chemicals sector. He led the team in the Australian patent proceedings that clarified the law relating to the patentability of methods of medical treatment and he has represented clients in many of the leading pharmaceutical patent cases conducted in Australia in the last 20 years. Wayne has often conducted patent litigation in Australia as part of a multi-jurisdictional team and, as a consequence, he is particularly well experienced in dealing with the issues which can arise in that context. Wayne also provides freedom-to-operate, regulatory and competition law advice to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industry sectors.

Wayne is listed in Euromoney’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts” and Asian Law “Profiles” describes Wayne as a “top tier patent talent”. Chambers Global “The World’s Leading Lawyers” says of him “Condon is especially rated for his patent litigation work”. Wayne has also been recognised as a Tier 1 Leading individual for patent litigation by PLC Which Lawyer?

Wayne is also a prominent speaker on intellectual property matters and a proven author having written extensively for a number of professional journals such as The European Intellectual Property Review and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. He is also the author of two chapters in “Butterworths Patent Litigation, Enforcing a Global Patent Portfolio” published in 1995. He will also be a co-author of a forthcoming publication entitled “Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions: World Protection and Exploitation”. A confidential list of clients for whom Wayne has acted can be made available on request.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group


  • Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation/Disputes
  • IP Litigation
  • Regulatory Advice ( Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices)

  • Biotechnology Patent Litigation/Disputes
  • Patent Term Extensions (Disputes/Challenges)

Thought leadership:

December 2011 - Successful Innovation Workshop
December 2011 - Patent trolls in Australia?
October 2011 - Gene patent ban set to fail
September 2011 - Race to create biosimilar drugs
July 2011 - 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Law Conference
June 2011 - How SMEs can exploit IP
April 2011 - Plain packs planned for cigarettes in Australia
April 2011 - Larrikin laughs again in copyright appeal: essence of Kookaburra reproduced
March 2011 - Intellectual Property Forum: Significant Issues