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Professor Terry Healy

Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
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Professor Terry Healy is Chairman of the Swinburne Intellectual Property Committee. He also provides intellectual property and commercialisation services to Swinburne. Separately, Terry is a researcher within Swinburne’s multi-year study of the history of CSIRO. Terry joined Swinburne in 2016 after his retirement from CSIRO.

Terry spent most of his career as General Counsel of CSIRO. In that role he provided governance and policy support to the Board of CSIRO and senior management. He also managed all of CSIRO’s major litigation. These cases involved complex and high-profile matters including commercial disputes. The most notable case involved the successful assertion of CSIRO’s patents relating to its invention of modern wireless local area systems (now known as Wi-Fi).

Terry originally joined CSIRO in 1970 as a trainee patent attorney. He had previously completed a BSc (physics) at the University of Melbourne. In 1973 he graduated LL.B (Hons) from ANU; and in 1995 he graduated LL.M from the University of Melbourne. Terry was for many years a Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand) and a registered Australian Legal Practitioner.


Also published as: Healy, Terry; Healy, T.; Healy, Terrence; Healy, Terence; Healy, Terence J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: CSIRO & SIEF Gift History Project *; CSIRO - Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)

* Chief Investigator

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