Chemical and Materials Engineering Patents

Major investment is required to research, develop, manufacture and sell advanced chemical and materials based products. Strong patent protection can play a crucial role in maximising return on this investment.

We are experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications to protect against infringement of your intellectual property rights by third parties.

Our clients include top multi-national and Australian chemical and material manufacturers and research institutes, encompassing a diverse range of technologies, for example, advanced composite materials, methods and devices for extraction and processing of hydrocarbons, and development and production of industrial chemicals etc.

Freehills Patent Attorneys technical range of expertise includes

  • Chemical engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Alloys
  • Composite materials
  • Nano-materials
  • Polymers
  • Chemical and industrial processes
  • Hydrocarbon extraction and refining
  • Mining processes and mineral extraction

Freehills Patent Attorneys expertise in action

Many of our overseas clients have large patent portfolios with family members spanning multiple countries. We manage their Australian prosecution in an efficient manner, providing recommendations for Australian practice, which often secures broader and more robust IP protection than available in other jurisdictions.

With a depth of technical expertise to draw upon, we are able to work with our international colleagues (whether internal or external council) to develop solutions that are applicable globally across a patent family or portfolio.

For our local clients, we provide that added peace of mind by offering top tier service that can only come from an IP firm that manages extensive national and international patent portfolios. We adopt a solutions based approach to provide you with strong IP rights both within Australia and abroad.

Meet our Chemical and Materials Engineering experts