Principal and Director of Integra Law Catherine Boxhall has always loved logic, language and learning new things. She enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of facilitating research collaboration and commercialisation, helping to develop new technologies, products and services, and take them to market. Catherine is equally interested in the innovators as in their ideas, making her an empathetic and effective problem solver and deal broker.
During almost 20 years’ experience in corporate, commercial, IP and technology law, she has managed significant transactions for research organisations, start-ups, investors and global companies. Catherine has a particular interest in the life sciences and medical devices, but equally enjoys aiding technological advances in fields such as agriculture, consumer goods and IT.
Before founding Integra Law, Catherine held senior roles at a commercial law firm with a life science focus, and helped to build the commercial legal practice of a large patent and trademark attorney firm. She has undertaken long-term secondments with large commercial and public sector research organisations, so has firsthand understanding of the needs of in-house counsel and their internal clients.
Catherine is one of only a handful of Australian private practice lawyers qualified as a Certified Licensing Professional, and is currently Treasurer of the Licensing Executives Society (Australia & NZ). She holds Science and Law (Hons) degrees, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Intellectual Property Law.
Catherine was recently recognised by her peers and clients as one of Australia’s leading patent transactions lawyers in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. She was was also a finalist in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly ‘Women in Law’ awards, which recognises the achievements of Australia’s female lawyers.
Lawyer Clare has a keen interest in intellectual property and biotechnology. She has a Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics) (Honours First Class) from the University of Sydney (USYD) and a Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Clare enjoys working with clients in research, technology and creative-based organisations. She is fast becoming an expert at drafting contracts to help our clients create new technologies and get them to market!
Paralegal Tarun Mahajan helps us with legal research, contract preparation, intellectual property searches, file administration and a range of other tasks. We couldn’t do without him! He is currently studying a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales.