Ben Gardiner is a barrister specialising in intellectual property law.  His practice includes the full scope of intellectual property disputes: patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off/breach of the Australian Consumer Law and breach of confidence.  He has appeared on behalf of, and advised, clients across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical, mining, fast moving consumer goods, fashion, gaming, information technology and primary industries.  He appears regularly before the Federal Court of Australia, including the Full Court, and IP Australia (Australian Patents Office and Australian Trade Marks Office). 

Before joining the Bar, Ben was associate to the Honourable Michael Black AC, who was then the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.  Prior to that, he was a practising pharmacist.

Ben has degrees in pharmacy, business and law and completed post-graduate studies in law (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2005.