Jack Dolphin, Director

Jack advises clients on intellectual property and technology law in the digital age, including the growing areas of privacy, data and cloud. He enjoys working with a diverse range of clients from primarily the retail, IT and not-for-profit industries.

With over 14 years experience in both protection and enforcement, Jack knows that understanding a client’s business is the key to providing valuable legal advice.

Prior to joining Norgate McLean Dolphin, Jack headed up the Mills Oakley IP/IT team having previously worked for boutique IP firms in Melbourne.

Jack has a Masters in Global Business Law and assists clients with cross-border transactions and disputes. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jack worked in the fitness, sports management and retail industries. He draws on that business experience when advising his clients.

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  • Technology, innovation and digital.
  • IP due diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions and insolvency purchases.
  • Digital marketing and advertising.
  • Re-branding and trade mark registration locally and overseas
  • Strategic planning, structuring and commercialization.
  • Copyright, designs, confidential information and consumer law
  • Litigation, anti-counterfeiting and domain name disputes
  • International business transactions and enforcement of cross-border disputes
  • Social media, websites, online and e-commerce


The digital age has forever changed how your business creates and uses intellectual property and technology. We keep on top of the law in the digital age so you can get on with your business.

  • Data analytics and big data – acted for the owners of a well respected business analytics and big data company in the sale to a big four accounting firm.
  • Media and digital advertising – acted for the managing shareholders of a media, digital and advertising company specializing in creation of branded television commercials in the sale of the business to a large Australian listed company.
  • Retail – acted for the purchasers of a well-respected Australian brand in the music retail industry including significant IP due diligence.
  • Retail – acted for the purchasers of assets from the liquidator of a large Australian supplier of baby products including patent, design and trade mark investigations and due diligence.
  • International – acted for an Australian company in the sale of brands, technology and trade secrets in Malaysia to a local company.


We see the lifecycle of a company as a journey rather than a series of isolated transactions. Our team has the expertise needed to work with you along the way.

  • Banks – negotiated Master Services Agreement and subsequent Statements of Work for client to develop and implement data analytics for top 4 banks.
  • Retail – negotiated Master Services Agreement and subsequent SOWs for client to develop and implement data analytics for one of Australia’s 2 largest supermarkets.
  • Telco – drafted and negotiated deal for client to engage with large International Telecommunications company for provision of advertising and mobile apps.
  • Drafting various contracts for Australia’s largest telecommunications company.
  • Government – drafted and negotiated Response to Tender with regard to construction of naval vessels.
  • Software development contracts for various software applications and cloud based back-end solutions.


Every business needs technology but not everyone understands it. We specialise in the technology space so that you can get on with business.

A selection of disputes that reached a Court include:

  • Ford Kinter & Associates Pty Ltd (Acn 009 631 869) –V- Reliance Franchise Partners Pty Ltd (Acn 151 750 613). County Court No. Cl-15-01137. Dispute over deferred payments in M&A transaction including breach of warranty and restraint.
  • Microsoft v Winter – Federal Circuit Court – FCC 2012. Copyright infringement through sale of counterfeit Microsoft software.
  • Bavarian Hospitality Group v Sake Sake Izakaya (Justice Flick NSD1297/2010). Trade Mark infringement in SAKE brand for restaurant.
  • GM Holden Ltd v Darren Paine & Ors – Federal Court (Justice Gordon, VID629/2010). 15th Respondent (of 23)        Infringement of Registered Designs for tyre rims.
  • Chiropedic Bedding v Radburg – Federal Court (Justice Jessup), Full Federal Court Appeal (Justices French, Rares and Besanko), High Court Special Leave Application (Justices Crennan and Hayne). First matter heard in Federal Court Fast Track List. Applicant, Respondent in appeal, Respondent in appeal, Applicant in final hearing. Infringement of Registered Design for mattress. Instructed Glenn McGowan QC and Siobhan Ryan of counsel. Client was successful on infringement claims and recovered account of profits.
  • Mantra Group v Tailly Pty Ltd – Federal Court (Justice Reeves, QUD224/2009). 
 3rd Respondent (of 3) Trade mark infringement arising from use of Google Adwords to capture internet traffic on accommodation websites.
  • Novamont & BASF v Cardia Bioplastics & InTime Promotions – Federal Court (Justice Kenny, VID775/2009). Second Respondent (InTime Promotions)  Patent infringement of biodegradable material used as a replacement for plastic bags.


Like it or not disputes are a reality for all businesses. We take away the stress so that you can get on with business.