Claire Ramsay

Principal | Integrated IP Law, Australia

Claire’s litigation expertise extends to patent and trade mark oppositions and litigation in the Federal Court of Australia.

About Claire

As the Principal of Integrated IP Law, Claire has extensive experience in Intellectual Property (IP) litigation and dispute resolution, as well as commercial IP matters.

Her litigation expertise extends to patent and trade mark oppositions and litigation in the Federal Court of Australia, as well as defending and enforcing allegations of copyright infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, and breach of confidential information.

Claire’s commercial experience includes assisting clients with the negotiation and preparation of agreements related to IP transactions, such as non-disclosure agreements, IP assignments and licences.

She also oversees all aspects of trade mark matters, including brand clearance, prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, portfolio management and contentious issues.

With a background in science and law, Claire’s legal career has included roles such as Legal Counsel (IP) at Rio Tinto, senior positions at national IP firms, and Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Crennan in both the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Claire works with clients from a diverse range of sectors, including mining, oil & gas, biotechnology, renewables, manufacturing and software. While client satisfaction is her favourite barometer for success, Claire was proud to be recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2022 as a ‘Leading Intellectual Property & TMT Lawyer in WA’ (Recommended).

Education, Qualifications & Memberships

The University of Melbourne 

Masters of Intellectual Property Law

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Supreme Court of Western Australia, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia

Admitted as a Solicitor

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Member (previously a member of the WA Committee)

Ausbiotech: IP Experts Panel

National Committee Member (2017-2022)


Grace period – The much-loved novelty safety net

In a perfect world, an inventor would have the time and the money to ensure that an invention is sufficiently developed and refined with a marketing strategy and future revenue streams in place before a provisional patent application is filed and the invention disclosed to the public.