Tim Marshall is the founder and director of Marshall Legal (www.marshall-legal.com.au). Marshall Legal acts for a variety of clients in relation to a broad range of commercial, intellectual property and information technology matters. Its principal client is SAI Global Limited, for which Marshall Legal has carriage of the protection of SAI Global Limited’s brands, including its certification trade marks, and provides commercial, IT legal and intellectual property advice in relation to SAI Global’s licensing and transactions in relation to its software and “software as a service” products. Tim’s career began at the patent and trade mark attorneys, Spruson & Ferguson, and then progressed to Freehills. He then moved to London in 1999, where he worked in the information technology/intellectual property department of Clifford Chance during the UK’s “Dot Com Boom” where he acted for multinational corporations in relation to numerous “IP heavy” corporate transactions. After a stint at Herbert Smith in London he then established his own London based IP/IT law practice until returning to Australia in 2011 whereupon Marshall Legal was founded. In its short history, Marshall Legal has become the leading and premier firm in the Illawarra region of Australia (100km south of Sydney) and has developed close links and associations with the University of Wollongong’s Start-Up Incubator programs, iAccelerate and StartPad. Tim’s recent work with and for SAI Global has involved the negotiation of a number of technology agreements with international companies including international companies located in Southeast Asia. As such, issues of enforcement across boarders have become major issues for SAI Global in the negotiation and risk-management strategies in relation to those agreements. Tim is currently studying for a Masters in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a first class honors degree in Molecular Biology and an LLB from Sydney University. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and New South Wales, Australia.