Anton advises and acts in a wide range of disputes at trial and appellate level.
Since coming to the Bar in 2013, Anton has advised and appeared for clients in a range of areas.
He holds a PhD in Patent Law, and his thesis analysed the complex issue of whether software should be patentable. Anton also holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Deakin University in Melbourne and the University of Tasmania, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Computer Systems from the University of Queensland. Anton is the founder of Tiro, a practice management software system for barristers. His technological experience is bolstered by his previous career as a computer programmer and information systems manager at large corporations in Melbourne and Hobart.
Areas of Expertise
Anton practises primarily in the following areas:
- Intellectual Property, including patents, copyright and trade marks and breach of confidential information disputes;
- Commercial Law, including consumer law, equity, retail lease and home building disputes;
- Communications/Media law, including defamation, injurious falsehood, misleading and deceptive conduct; and
- Criminal Law, including summary and indictable crime, and appeals.
In advising clients, Anton relies on a strong legal research foundation developed during his time as a legal academic.
- “When Giving Evidence Waives Client Privilege“, (2014) 52(2) Law Society Journal: the official journal of the Law Society of New South Wales 30
- “In Defence of Patentable Subject Matter,” Paper presented to the Legalwise Annual Patents and Trade Marks Conference, UNSW CBD Campus, Sydney, 25 June 2014 (paper available on request)
- Case Brief: Bilski v Kappos (2010) 20 Journal of Law, Information and Science 229
- Avoiding the Software Patent Problem: An Alternative Fix For TRIPS Junkies (2007) 14(1) E-Law Journal 100
- Exploring the Parameters of the Gene Patent Debate(2004) 8(2) Journal of South Pacific Law 3
- “A Virtual Legal Community: An Online Support Network for Pacific Legal Professionals,” Paper delivered to the Law via the Internet Conference, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 2005
- A Comment on Software, Patents, Innovation and Openness (2003) 14 Journal of Law, Information and Science 7