Shelston IP


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Tel:+61 2 9777 1111

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At Shelston IP our teams of specialist patent attorneys, trade marks attorneys and IP lawyers provide comprehensive and fully integrated IP services and advice. Our services encompass the protection, management, commercialisation and enforcement of IP, locally and internationally.

We pride ourselves on our technical expertise, our quality of service, and our commercially-relevant advice. In addition, Shelston IP is always easy to understand and easy to work with, which over our 160 years of operation has been recognised by our clients and the global IP professional community.

The consistent first class expertise offered by Shelston IP across the full range of services sets us apart from “full service” commercial law firms who cannot offer the depth and breadth of expertise Shelston IP provides to clients across all aspects of intellectual property advice and services. Moreover, unlike the majority of patent attorney firms we have a preeminent IP litigation and commercial law team with significant expertise and capability. Shelston IP is, therefore, one of only a few firms in Australia able to offer a complete range of IP expertise and services, which includes patent, design and trade mark prosecution, commercialisation and litigation. 

This breath of practice offers many advantages and benefits to our clients.  

The four cornerstones of our practice, built on strong foundations over the course of our 160-year history, are: 

  • technical and legal competence that is second to none 
  • strategic, astute, commercially relevant advice 
  • clear, timely and frequent communication in plain English 
  • recognition that our success is entirely reliant on the success of our clients, and tailoring both our advice and costs accordingly.  

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Last updated 3rd June 2020

Practice Areas: 

  • Life sciences IP
  • Designs
  • IP transactions
  • Patent contentious
  • Patent
  • Patent prosecution
  • PTAB litigation
  • Trade mark
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trade mark prosecution
  • Intellectual property (contentious)
  • Intellectual property (prosecution)
  • Copyright & related rights


Sector Expertise:

  • Aerospace and Defence Technology
  • Automotive and Transportation Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Building and Construction Technology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering and Process Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmeuticals and Nutraceuticals
  • Developmental Biology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Enviromental Treatment Processes
  • Food Technology
  • Gaming Technology
  • Heating, Ventilations, and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostic Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Mining, Minerals Processing, and Metallurgy Technology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neurobiology
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Stem Cell Technology
  • Telecommunication Systems and Devices
  • Timber Preservation
  • Water and Wastewater