Roshan Evans

Lawyer

Roshan is a lawyer specialising in intellectual property disputes with a focus on the life sciences and biotechnology.


  • Roshan is dual qualified in Law and Medicine. She is experienced in intellectual property disputes with a focus on the pharmaceutical, vaccines, biologics, nuclear medicines, biotechnology, medical devices, information technology and mining sectors. Roshan has also assisted with advice in relation to the regulation of therapeutic goods, complementary medicines and medical marijuana, and has undertaken a secondment with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

    Notable litigious matters she has acted on include Federal Court proceedings for Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Samsung Bioepis, Sun Pharmaceutical, Hytera Communications and Dyno Nobel. Roshan has also acted in contentious and advisory matters relating to copyright, designs, confidential information, privacy, consumer law and passing off.

    Prior to the law, Roshan practiced as a medical practitioner for over a decade, undertaking specialist training in Paediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics. She has experience in the conduct of multicentre clinical drug trials and has been awarded several prestigious grants and awards for her work in this area.

    Roshan maintains a strong interest in emerging technologies, particularly in the health sector, including digital therapeutics, digital health services, genetic technologies, artificial intelligence and robotics.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide
    • Juris Doctor (Masters in Law), University of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

    Associations

    • Intellectual Property Association of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
    • Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales
    • Diverse Women in Law (Founding Board Member)