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David Chin

Commercial and IP Lawyer at DC Collins

10 years PQE
Melbourne, VIC, AU


David Chin specialises in managing, developing, commercialising and protecting IP.

Commercial and IP

David is passionate about innovation through commercialisation and collaboration within industry, government, research and start-up sectors.

David is a Certified Licensing Professional and his commercial practice specialises in managing IP and drafting and negotiating agreements through the entire commercialisation cycle and across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, physical sciences, ICT and engineering.

David’s range of commercial and IP services include:

• drafting and negotiating commercialisation licence agreements, research collaboration agreements, consultancy services agreements, assignment agreements and royalty sharing agreements;

• evaluating and advising on IP rights relating to patents, know-how/confidential information, trade marks, copyright and designs;

• incorporating start-ups and drafting constitutions, shareholder agreements, developing IP policies and management strategies and conducting due diligence; and

• general commercial matters such as advising on consumer protection and trade practices and drafting distribution agreements, software licence and services agreements, publishing agreements, clinical trial agreements, franchise agreements, privacy policies and website terms and conditions.

Trade Marks

David is a registered Australian trade marks attorney and advises on the complete spectrum of trade mark issues including portfolio management, trade mark searching, local and international trade mark registration, trade mark oppositions and trade mark infringement.

David’s trade mark experience spans a broad range of industries particularly with FMCGs in the retail, food and beverage industries.

IP Litigation

David’s IP litigation experience involves the conduct of revocation and infringement proceedings relating to pharmaceutical and medical device patents.

Practice Areas




Level 5, 171 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Virtual Practice

Practising Certificate

Admission to Practice, 2006