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Jane Perrier

Executive Consultant
Trade Mark Attorney

Melbourne, Australia

Areas of Expertise/Sector

Intellectual Asset GovernanceIntellectual Asset StrategyIntellectual Asset ValuationIntellectual Asset Policy & Law ReformVirtual IP Counsel

Jane is a passionate advocate of the role of intellectual property in stimulating ideas, growth and adaptive change. She is a creative, strategic thinker and problem solver, focused on client centric outcomes which balance business objectives and risk.

Jane co-leads DCC’s consultancy practice, helping clients leverage value and mitigate risks associated with intangible assets at an enterprise level. She is the former General Counsel, Intellectual Property, and Special Counsel Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property for Telstra Corporation Limited where she led teams for over 20 years advising on IP, innovation, technology, data and commercialisation issues. In 2019 (after leaving Telstra) Jane co-founded a joint venture start-up with Davies Collison Cave’s ASX listed parent, Qantm Intellectual Property Limited. The start-up was subsequently rolled into DCC.

Jane has broad experience advising and collaborating with boards, senior leaders, government agencies, regulatory and industry bodies. She is a former appointee and consultant to the federal government’s former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP), and is currently a member of the Law Council of Australia’s IP Committee. She has authored multiple submissions on IP and innovation, and is regularly invited to present on these issues including as a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Jane is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a former not-for-profit company secretary and board member, including as advisor to the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. She is currently a non-executive director and audit & risk committee member on the board of a Victorian Government company.


Master of Business Administration, RMIT University

Bachelor of Laws, Monash University

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University

Registered Trade Mark Attorney

Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)


IAE International Advisory Expert Winner, 2021, 2022

Finalist, Lawyer’s Weekly Australian Law Awards, IP Team of the Year (ipervescence), 2020, 2021, 2022

APAC Legal Awards, Best IP Business Advisory Firm (ipervescence), 2021

A leading IP Strategist in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2020, 2021

Leading In-House IP & TMT Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide, 2017, 2018

Corporate IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017

Shortlisted (Telstra Corporation Limited, IP Team), World Trademark Review Industry Awards - Asia Pacific Team of the Year Award, and Internet & Telecommunications Team of the Year Award, 2013

Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Australasian Women in Business Law Award for Managing IP In-House, 2013


Member, Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)

Member, Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section

Member, Law Council of Australia, Intellectual Property Committee

Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Former Member, Communications Alliance Working Committee 66, Online Copyright Infringement (Industry Code)

Former Industry Representative, IP Australia’s Trade Marks & Design Consultation Group (TMDCG)

Former Member and Consultant to the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP)