Rob McMaster is an experienced IP litigation and disputes lawyer. As a qualified mechanical engineer, Rob has a particular appreciation for the technologies of clients in the industrials, medical device, engineering, mining and construction sectors. He leads DLA Piper’s automotive sector initiatives in Australia, with a particular focus on autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel technologies.

His practice focuses on patent disputes, as well as strategic patent advice including freedom to operate and infringement risk analysis. Rob has acted in complex, multi-jurisdictional, multi-patent disputes, and numerous landmark patent cases in Australia. Rob also acts in disputes relating to trade marks, copyright, designs and confidential information.