Physics Patents

Turning a complex or abstract physics concept into a commercially viable asset can be a challenge. At Freehills Patent Attorneys, our attorneys have a depth of knowledge that enables us to delve into the academic minds of our Universities and research institutions. We also work closely with small start-ups and medium - large private companies - they place a significant investment in innovation and we are there to assist by developing a commercially valuable patent strategy. It’s vital you safeguard your IP before you publish the results of years of research, so we’ll act swiftly to help identify and protect the commercial aspects of your work.

Some of our attorneys bring with them the invaluable experience of being “in the field” having come from engineering and project management roles, in-house patent counsel, and years of experimental research. Our broad range of scientific expertise at Freehills Patent Attorneys is useful particularly when there is a cross-over in technologies – a thin film deposition process being used in the manufacture of a component used in analytical science, for example.

Our clients include Australian and foreign research institutions, Universities and private enterprise.  These clients are investing in ongoing innovation in fields including nanotechnology and surface coatings, optical devices and methods such as contact lenses and vision correction, and particle detection systems.

Freehills Patent Attorneys technical range of expertise includes

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

Freehills Patent Attorneys expertise in action

We’ve recently assisted an Australian University in reviewing several invention disclosure statements and offering our honest assessment of patentability.  We achieve our best and the best for our clients by working closely with the inventors from the very start of the patent process. We have helped the University identify inventions that are more commercially valuable than others, in some cases identifying inventions that have been “overlooked”.  In other cases we have identified relevant prior art before filing a patent application – this has been appreciated by the inventors who sometimes need to reassess the focus of their scientific research.

Meet our Physics experts