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Patrick Sands, partner at K&L Gates in Australia. Patrick Sands, partner at K&L Gates in Australia. Courtesy photo

K&L Gates has strengthened its intellectual property practice with the hire of a new partner for its Melbourne office.

Patrick Sands, who joins the global firm from Herbert Smith Freehills, is known for providing commercially focused advice and guidance on major strategic intellectual property disputes, K&L Gates said in a statement.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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