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Adjunct Professor, School of Information Technology, Deakin University

Patrick is an experienced commercial lawyer with extensive experience and recognised expertise in in intellectual property, competition law, telecommunications and privacy law.

He advises clients in the telecommunications industry including mobile operators, digital service providers and satellite service providers.
Patrick chairs the Communication Security Reference Panel at Communications Alliance comprising representatives from across the Australian telecommunications industry. In his role as chair of the Panel Patrick has played an significant role in consideration, review and industry response to recent major telecommunications regulatory reforms including the introduction of mandatory data retention rules, implementation of the telecommunications security sector reforms and has played a role in the recent broad public debate regarding the Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (assistance and access) Act also known as the Encryption Bill.


  • 2020–present
    Adjunct professor, Deakin University