Aaron Yates

Aaron Yates

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Aaron Yates is a lawyer in the Law Group at Davies Collison Cave’s Melbourne office and practises in intellectual property litigation. Aaron has completed a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Science (focussing on genetics and molecular biology), and has a particular interest in patent litigation and advice. Aaron has been involved in a number of patent, design and trade mark proceedings in the Federal Court and also has experience in patent opposition matters before the Australian Patent Office and providing commercial and strategic advice to local and international clients in a wide variety of fields in relation to, for example, pharmaceutical regulatory issues, anti-counterfeiting measures, online infringement issues, patent and design validity and infringement, labelling laws and copyright protection and infringement.


  • Doyle’s Guide: Listed as a Leading Intellectual Property & TMT Rising Star, 2016 & 2020
  • Best Lawyers Australia: Ranked Highly for Intellectual Property Law, 2021
  • Managing Intellectual Property ‘IP Stars’: Ranked as a Rising IP Star, 2019


  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member: Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member: Licensing Executives Society Australia & New Zealand (LESANZ)


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Laws
  • Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia

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