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Our technical experts make IP easy. With over 70 years navigating the complex world of patent prosecution and recognition as Australia’s leading IP firm, our streamlined patent protection services are tailored with pricing models that work.

We work with the most cutting edge innovation both within Australia and across the globe, alongside corporations, start-ups, research institutes and associate firms. This diverse client base requires us to be agile, adapting our service offering to suit your needs while delivering a superior service every step of the way.

With a full suite of IP services, we approach patent prosecution holistically, working with you to develop a broader IP strategy when required. Patent protection is almost always essential if you’re looking to drive market funding and/or go to market with your new product, irrespective of your commercialisation approach. Additionally, this will assist in R&D tax offset applications or other grant applications.

What is a patent?

A patent is a form of intellectual property that grants you the legal rights to prevent others from making, using, or selling your invention for a limited period of time.

Our patents expertise

We provide coverage across all aspects of patents including:

  • patent preparation, filing and prosecution
  • patent oppositions
  • patent renewals and annuities
  • infringement, clearance and validity searches and opinions
  • second-tier patents and utility models
  • patent litigation support
  • specialist patent searching and watching analysis via AthenaIP
  • IP Strategy and due diligence.

Our patents team are wide-ranging technical and industry specialists with excellent communication skills. As Australia’s most awarded patent firm, we are confident in our ability to optimise IP strategies for you.

Meet our patents team

Brett Lunn

Managing Partner

  • Sydney

Charles Berman

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Perth ,
  • Paramatta

Sylvan Browne

Partner

  • Melbourne

Marcus Caulfield

Partner

  • Melbourne

Jeremy Dobbin

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Paramatta

Steve Gledhill

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Brisbane ,
  • Paramatta

Rachel Hooke

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Paramatta

Madeleine Kelly

Partner

  • Melbourne

John Landells

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Melbourne ,
  • Adelaide

Patrick McManamny

Partner

  • Melbourne

Connie Merlino

Partner

  • Sydney ,
  • Brisbane

Ian Rourke

Partner

  • Melbourne
Ready to talk?
Get in touch with our patent experts today.
We will connect you with a specialist attorney to discuss your needs.

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