FPA Patent Attorneys


101 Collins Street
VIC 3000

Tel:+ 61 3 8662 7300
Fax:+61 3 8662 7301

Contact Us

Web Address:

Visit website

Quick facts:

Offices: Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore

FPA Patent Attorneys (FPA) is an independent, top-tier Australian-based patent attorney practice with expertise in patent and design filing, prosecution and oppositions in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. We also have particular insights into Indonesia. We support clients in these jurisdictions and in each technology space. Our clients include worldwide listed companies as well as Australia’s leading universities, research organisations and start-ups.

FPA comprises a team of patent attorneys qualified in a range of science and engineering disciplines including materials science, chemical and civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Our practice is led by 12 Principals and 8 Senior Associates and is supported by a group of patent attorneys, patent scientists, patent engineers and patent administrators.

Our patent attorneys have many years of expertise, advanced qualifications and a proven record of success. Discover more about our expertise.

FPA is a private incorporated, registered attorney firm that is wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, an Australian Securities Exchange listed company. QANTM IP also owns the longstanding patent attorney firm Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd, Davies Collison Cave Law Pty Ltd, Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte Ltd and Advanz Fidelis IP Sdn Bhd (ADVANZ).

Why choose FPA Patent Attorneys?

When you partner with FPA, you gain access to experienced patent attorneys, and some of the finest minds in the industry. We seek to be the best at what we do - to exceed our client expectations every time.

Our efforts have been recognised, with FPA this year being awarded Australian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year in the Managing Intellectual Property Stars IP Patent Firm Survey, which is based on the results of client interviews and surveys.

Thanks to our exclusive strategic relationship with Herbert Smith Freehills, we also provide access to Australia’s best intellectual property litigators, licensing and technology transfer legal practitioners and trade mark attorneys. Complementary commercial law services include competition and anti-trust, tax, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and equity capital markets.

We have a long history in advising on contested proceedings, assisting in more court actions than our competitors. Since 2000, FPA Patent Attorneys has accumulated experience in over 100 Australian oppositions. We are experienced through all stages, from filing through to attendance at hearings. Our oppositions practice covers a very broad range of technologies.

FPA work with and support IP practitioners including litigators and commercial lawyers throughout our region and worldwide. Learn more about our services.

More than a Patent Attorney

FPA believe that the patent attorney relationship should involve more than a mere following of client instructions. We invest our time into understanding global industries and getting to know the business of our clients. This approach enables us to become a strategic advisor and to be better placed to foreshadow risk and maximise opportunities for clients in any situation.



Last updated 22nd July 2019

Key Sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer technology & services
  • FMCG
  • Food & beverage
  • ICT & software
  • Industrials
  • Instruments
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Medical device
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Universities & research



Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2019: Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year

IP Stars 2019/20 Firm Ranking: Tier 1, Patent Prosecution

IP Stars 2019/20 PractitionersKaren Bentley, Chris Bird, James Cherry, Daneta Crump, John Dower, Tom Gumley

IP Stars 2019/20 Top 250 Women in IP: Daneta Crump

IP Stars Rising Stars 2018/19 Practitioners: Akanksha Dahiya, Alister McCowan

IAM Patent 1000 2019 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals: Highly Recommended, Patent Prosecution