QANTM firm FPA Patent Attorneys exclusively handles patents and designs. Its services encompass patent filing, prosecutions, oppositions and contested proceedings across the region. The firm has expertise in all technologies. However, it has particular strength in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, computer, software, business processes and electrical engineering fields. It has the best track record for successful patent application examinations for biotechnology and bio-therapeutic inventions among all the key patent players in the country. The firm is closely allied with Herbert Smith Freehills for all litigation matters.
The key patent contacts at the firm include managing director James Cherry and principals Chris Bird, John Dower and Tom Gumley.
The firm is acting for Automatic Technology Australia, drafting and filing patent applications, identifying inventions, prosecuting patents in various jurisdictions and assisting with IP enforcement globally. The team also works with Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Blackmagic Design, and Caterpillar, among others, to prosecute their patents. Damian Slizys left the firm last year to set up his own patent boutique, Falkenheim Advisory. Greg Noonan retired, but remains a consultant at the firm.