• Patent Lawyers x Problem Solvers

    As intellectual property lawyers and patent attorneys (who thrive on both creativity and problem solving), we are constantly inspired by those who think outside the box and invent something new. We believe that hard work and novel ideas deserve recognition. Through patent advice, applications, protection and commercialisation, we help our clients bring their big ideas to the world.

    Who we work with

    We work with creators, inventors, start-ups, SME enterprises and large corporates in all technical fields, ranging from tech to health to engineering.  For more information about the industries we work with, take a look at our client industries here.

    Looking for legal assistance or advice? We’d love to help. Get in touch with one of our patent attorneys today. 

    Patent advice services

    We provide specialised patent attorney advice on matters such as: 

    • Australian and international patent protection. 
    • Patent portfolio management. 
    • Patent strategy. 
    • Patent validity and infringement advice. 
    • Patentability of computer implemented inventions.
    • Patentability of new methods of treatment.  
    • Patentability of new products. 
    • Patentability of new manufacturing processes.  
    • Trade secret protection.  
    • Ownership and entitlement advice and disputes.
    • Due diligence of potential acquisitions. 
    • Start-up corporate advice.  

    Patent contract services

    We can draft, review and negotiate a range of contracts relating to patents, including: 

    • Patent licence agreements. 
    • Patent assignments.
    • Confidentiality agreements. 
    • Collaboration agreements. 
    • Supply agreements. 
    • Research and development agreements. 
    • Intellectual property clauses in employment contracts. 
    • Joint venture agreements. 
    • Technology transfer agreements. 

    Patent commercialisation services

    We can help you commercialise your inventions and ideas in a range of ways, including: 

    • Patent applications (in Australia and internationally).
    • Patent licensing and assignment.
    • Collaboration agreements.  
    • Supply agreements. 

    Patent infringement services

    We have specialist experience dealing with patent infringement and validity disputes, including: 

    • Patent infringement advice.
    • Patent validity advice.
    • Drafting and responding to cease and desist letters. 
    • Negotiations and mediation. 
    • Oppositions before the Australian Patent Office.
    • Appeals to the Federal Court from Patent Office Decisions.
    • Federal Court Proceedings.

    Common problems our patent attorneys provide advice on:

    • Can I and should I obtain a patent for my new product or process? 
    • What are the benefits of a patent? 
    • How much does it cost to file a patent? 
    • How much does it cost to obtain international patent protection? 
    • Should I be named as an inventor on a patent application? 
    • What if my employees create something patentable in the course of employment? 
    • Can I patent a new business method? 
    • I have received a letter of demand alleging my company has infringed a patent – what should I do? 
    • How do I disclose my idea to a potential partner without them stealing it?