Electronic and Electrical Engineering Patents

In the fast-moving electronics industry where technology is superseded at high speed, acting swiftly to protect your IP has never been more important.

That is why we work with your business to obtain enforceable rights as quickly as possible, and develop innovative filing and response strategies to overcome objections.

Product development costs in this field are high, and the only way to distinguish your range from ‘me too’ competitors is by protecting the value of your unique innovations.

At Freehills Patent Attorneys, we act for leading electronic and electrical device designers, manufacturers and suppliers. Our clients range from foreign multinationals to household names in Australian business, as well as highly specialised local and foreign companies.

Freehills Patent Attorneys technical range of expertise includes

  • Computer hardware
  • Control systems
  • Fixed and wireless communications systems
  • Gaming and lottery systems
  • Electronic transaction terminals and networks
  • Electric motors
  • Electro-mechanical devices
  • Environmental and process sensors
  • Machine learning
  • Navigation and location services
  • Power systems
  • Robotics and automation
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Signal processing
  • Human computer interaction
  • Communications protocols

Freehills Patent Attorneys expertise in action

Our attorneys have worked with major American and European hardware suppliers of wireless telecommunications systems and devices and advised extensively on patents and registered designs. This has included developing strategically targeted patent portfolios to protect innovative products in the growing Australian market.

We also assist these clients to protect their markets by analysing competitor products to identify potential infringements and develop enforcement strategies.

On the defensive side, we have assisted clients to protect their business by analysing competitor’s patent applications and patents, and where necessary conducting pre-grant patent opposition proceedings.

We also work closely with Herbert Smith Freehills litigators in relation to patent revocation and enforcement actions.

Meet our Electronics and Electrical Engineering experts