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.
For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
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.
For further information regarding our attorneys, lawyers and capabilities, please visit our website at www.ShelstonIP.com
Madderns is an independently owned and operated Australian patent and trade mark attorney firm which services clients across Australian and around the globe.
From designing and advising on appropriate searches, through to the creation and enforcement of new patent, trade mark, design and domain name rights in Australia and overseas, Madderns provides a comprehensive range of services spanning the entire intellectual property (IP) life cycle. Madderns’ services also include assisting clients with managing their IP portfolios by conducting audits to identify and capture IP assets and providing strategic advice to help identify and manage risks associated with third party IP rights.
Madderns’ patent team has a breadth of capability across all relevant technical areas, including chemistry, ICT, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, life sciences, plant breeding rights and circuit layout rights. Notably, Madderns’ ICT team has been recognised as one of the leading teams in this field in Australia.
Our trade marks team has particular experience in conducting contested trade mark opposition proceedings and non-use cancellation actions before the Australian Trade Mark Office.
Most of our attorneys are also registered to practice in New Zealand. Our New Zealand services include filing and prosecuting patent, trade mark and design applications directly with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). Madderns also has an in-house Asian-focus group which includes a team of Chinese speaking patent and trade mark attorneys.
Members of Madderns’ team are active members of international professional organisations, such as IPSANZ, INTA and FICPI.