Industry expertise

Patent Attorneys who understand your technology and your industry

Most of our attorneys worked in industry or post doctoral research prior to entering the patent attorney profession, and in practice development, we encourage our attorneys to continue to focus on and specialise in specific technologies and industries.

We are well regarded for our emphasis on understanding client industry and we believe that this is the key to our provision of timely and cost effective patent services.

We support leading businesses, research organisations and start-up enterprises in the following industries and sectors:

Mining and Resources

  • Mining processing
  • Mining services
  • Mining engineering
  • Wellbore drilling and evaluation
  • Casing tubing and running
  • Completions and production
  • Process and pipeline services
  • Pressure pumping
  • Materials technology
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Water treatment
  • Water recycling

Energy

  • Wind and wave power
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Recovery & treatment of gasses
  • Coal seam gas
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Clean coal technology
  • Thermoelectric devices

Pharmaceutical

  • Organic chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical formulation
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics

Biotechnology

  • Antibody technology and characterisation
  • Gene silencing and RNA interference
  • Infectious diseases, particularly viral infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis
  • Stem cell isolation and culture
  • Protein structure and function
  • Cancer biology and genetics

Agribusiness and Agrochemical

  • Herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Resistance genes
  • Breeding values
  • Genotyping
  • Plant and animal varieties
  • Farming practices
  • Land management
  • Carbon and nitrogen fixation

Industrial Chemistry

  • Surfaces
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Dyes
  • Plastics
  • Catalysts
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Cleaning & sterilizing agents

Food, Beverages and FMCG

  • Milling
  • Baking
  • Fermentation
  • Yeast genetics & molecular biology
  • Dough emulsifiers, improvers & additives
  • Natural sweeteners
  • Soft drink & beverages

 

  • Meat processing
  • Dairy products
  • Whey processing
  • Waste processing

Building, Construction and Civil Engineering

  • Building construction systems
  • Prefabricated building systems
  • Methods of construction
  • Fall prevention safety apparatus
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Lifting apparatus
  • Concrete compositions and building materials
  • Structural engineering
  • Underground pipe installation
  • Building components – composition and construction
  • Vehicle braking systems
  • Rail infrastructure and rolling stock
  • Power distribution

Medical Technologies

  • Surgical equipment and methods
  • Medical devices
  • Mechanical and electronic implantable devices
  • Endoscopic, obstetric and biopsy devices
  • Hospital resource management tools and software
  • Signal processing
  • Diagnostic aids
  • Human-device interfaces and biocompatibility
  • Processing and use of medical devices
  • Auditory prostheses
  • Imaging
  • Drug delivery devices

Analytical Instrumentation

  • Environmental monitoring and alarm systems
  • Image processing
  • Chemical and materials analysis
  • Medical diagnostic devices
  • Quality assurance and test equipment
  • Remote sensing
  • Security systems
  • Mining exploration equipment and systems

Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Automotive engineering
  • Aeronautical systems
  • Mechanical devices
  • Commercial food service equipment
  • Heavy engineering vehicles and equipment
  • Materials handling and packaging
  • Manufacturing machinery and processes
  • Machine tools
  • Furniture
  • Pumps, turbines and engines
  • Pumps, turbines and engines
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Recycling processes and equipment
  • Dispensing systems and devices
  • Safety products and systems

Information and Communications technologies

  • Telecommunications software and hardware
  • Networking software and hardware
  • Financial and transaction systems
  • Machine learning systems
  • Autonomous systems
  • Data acquisition and processing systems

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • 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

Chemical and Materials Engineering

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

Consumer Products and Design

  • Consumer electronics
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Clothing, footwear and fashion accessories
  • Sporting equipment and accessories
  • Whitegoods
  • Toys
  • Shop fittings
  • Furniture
  • Packaging
  • Tapware and accessories
  • Architectural fittings and lighting

Physics

  • Photonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electro-optical systems
  • Optics and optical devices
  • Analytical instrumentation
  • Environmental monitoring and alarm systems
  • Thin film technology