Contracts and IP Manager

Dr Sharon Joseph

Sharon joined Cancer Therapeutics CRC in October 2018 as the Contracts and Intellectual Property Manager.  She has twenty years experience in the biopharmaceutical field involving patent protection, strategic IP management and commercial agreements. Additionally, she has acted in an advisory capacity in IP litigation, due diligence, IP sales, joint ventures, licensing and public listings.  Her diverse patent and commercial experience is complemented by a PhD in medical research.

Previous appointments include practising as a Senior Patent Attorney in a number of top tier Australian and International Patent Attorney firms.  Her clients ranged from universities, research Institutes to start-ups and large international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  She was also the IP Manager for the CRC for Biomarker Translation and LaTrobe University where she developed and managed IP Policy and commercialisation strategy procedures.  In addition, Sharon has worked with Consult Insurance Solutions as an advisory to biopharmaceutical Insurance involving assessment of risk in this industry.

Dr Sharon Joseph holds a BSc.Hons and PhD from The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine.  She is also a qualified and registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. Sharon also holds a Tier 1 Professional Insurance Broking qualification from The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).