David Yates (judge)

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David Markey Yates is an Australian judge. He has been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since November 2009. Prior to his appointment, Yates practised as a Senior Counsel in Sydney.

Yates graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor's degrees in Laws. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and as a barrister in 1982, becoming Senior Counsel in 1997. While at the bar, Yates worked actively in intellectual property, being a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia, heading the Intellectual Property Section of the New South Wales Bar Association, and being a member of the New South Wales Committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.[1]


  1. ^ "Federal Court Appointments" (Press release). Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 23 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-11-19. Retrieved 12 December 2009.