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 PropertyAnton uses his technical background to assist clients in patent, copyright, trade mark and confidential information disputes.
Criminal lawAnton has considerable experience in a range of criminal law matters, from the Local Court to the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Communications/Media LawAnton assists clients in disputes involving defamation, injurious falsehood, misleading and deceptive conduct.
Commercial lawAnton appears and advises in respect of commercial matters including consumer law, equity, retail lease and home building disputes, in a range of courts including the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court and NCAT.
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