FPA Patent Attorneys
Number of partners: 13
Practice Areas: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering
Office Locations: Melbourne, Sydney
About FPA Patent Attorneys
FPA Patent Attorneys is a specialist Australian patent attorney practice with expertise in patent and design filing, prosecution and oppositions in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 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.
We seek to be the best at what we do - to exceed our clients’ expectations every time. Our commitment to service excellence is what sets up apart and is led by 13 Principals and 6 Senior Associates and supported by a group of patent attorneys, patent scientists, patent engineers and patent administrators.
Why choose FPA Patent Attorneys?
When you partner with us, you gain access to experienced patent attorneys, and some of the finest legal minds in the industry.
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 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. We 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
We 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.
Depth of expertise
Our patent attorneys have years of expertise, advanced qualifications and a proven record of success. As a group, our patent attorneys cover the full spectrum of technologies. Discover more about our expertise.
Recent changes and benefits to our clients
FPA Patent Attorneys Pty Ltd (FPA) is wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited (QANTM IP), 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 and also Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore.
FPA operates separately from Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd and the group has rigorous processes in place to deal with potential conflicts and protection of client confidential information. There are now three listed groups that include patent attorneys that have adopted this corporate structure. We believe it enables us to develop better products and processes, across a wider geographic region - more than any one firm could do on its own. The group is developing enhanced IT solutions and investing in growing in South East Asia.
Our recent awards
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2017,
FPA Patent Attorneys,
Tier 1, Patent Prosecution 2017
FPA Patent Attorneys: James Cherry, John Dower, Tom Gumley and Damian Slizys.
Highly Recommended, Patent Prosecution
Patent Editorial 2017
Owned by ASX-listed QANTM Intellectual Property, Australian boutique firm FPA Patent Attorneys focuses on contentious and non-contentious patent matters including transactions. Its team is also a channel for clients needing services in south-east Asia. "FPA is the only firm that actually listens to what the client wants and then goes the extra mile to try and accommodate those needs," says a client who adds that its team is "always looking towards the bigger picture". Tom Gumley is praised by a client: "A down-to-earth and an incredibly experienced biotech attorney. He always provides honest commercially applicable advice. The best I have encountered." James Cherry has a well-balanced patent prosecution practice, advising pharmaceutical and life science clients. Chemistry specialist Damian Slizys is "incredibly knowledgeable and experienced". "The only chemist attorney that I will trust," says a client.
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