Australia maintains divided practices of patent and trade mark attorneys, solicitors and barristers. In this system, as patent and trade mark attorneys we are not able to represent our clients in court proceedings. However, we are able to use our ability to provide an interface between technology and law, enabling us to assist in preparing for litigation, and some of our partners have experience acting as expert witnesses in patent matters.
Managing IP’s 2010 annual survey of IP firms included the following Corporate Client statement:
‘We have had excellent follow up advice whenever our innovations have been infringed and have successfully managed to protect our assets.’