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Campbell
Thompson

Campbell commenced his career at Freehills, and was a partner in the commercial litigation group of the firm from 2006 until 2012, focusing primarily on intellectual property cases. More recently, Campbell worked as an independent legal counsel and assisted the firm with the carriage and conduct of certain patent and copyright litigation.

Campbell’s practice includes contentious matters and related legal and strategic advice in the areas of:

  • Statutory intellectual property, including patents, copyright, trade marks and designs.
  • Confidential information and trade secrets.
  • Franchising and licensing.
  • Consumer law.
  • Domain names.
  • Commercial contracts.

Campbell has particular experience on IP and related matters in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics, and telecommunications.

Campbell has had considerable experience in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation, as well as in formal processes before Courts and administrative tribunals. He has been involved in many applications for urgent relief, including search and seizure orders and interim and interlocutory injunctions.    

Selected examples of Campbell’s experience include:

  • Apple v Samsung: proceedings concerning patents relating generally to touchscreen hardware, user-interface software and mobile communications technology.
  • Optiver v Tibra: proceedings for copyright infringement and breach of confidence arising out of the design of a computer system for automated options trading, and the development of source code for that system.
  • Spatialinfo v Telstra: proceedings for copyright infringement and breach of confidence arising out of Telstra projects for the replacement of a computer system for the storage and retrieval of locational and other data about Telstra’s fixed line telecommunications network.
  • LED Technologies v Roadvision: proceedings for registered design infringement and inducement of breach of contract concerning the design and manufacture of LED lights. 
  • Oxygen v Telstra: proceedings arising out of Telstra’s termination of a contract under which a supplier made premium content available to Telstra mobile phone subscribers. Issues included whether the supplier advertisements contravened applicable laws.  

Other

Campbell is the Editor of the Intellectual Property section of the Australian Business Law Review. He is an ordinary member of the Trans-National Committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Campbell lectures post-graduate students at RMIT on Law and Corporate Communications.

Campbell read with Helen Rofe.

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    Contact

    PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6356
    Email campbell.thompson@vicbar.com.au

    Chambers: Room 311
    Joan Rosanove Chambers
    550 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne 3000

    Practice Areas

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial Law
    Competition Law & Consumer Law
    Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
    Defamation
    Public Law & Administrative Law
    Constitutional Law
    Technology Law & Media Law

    ADMISSIONS

    Admitted to the Legal Profession:
    11 Apr 1994
    Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
    01 May 2014