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Shelston IP

Intellectual Property

Band 4AustraliaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A substantial, specialist IP firm with a comprehensive range of patent and trade mark services, with a focus on protection, enforcement and management. Offers specialism in the biotech, pharmaceutical, electronics and chemical arenas, in addition to trade mark protection and broader transactional matters. Long track record representing clients in disputes brought before the Federal Court and Australian Patent Office. Also advises on the protection, management and commercialisation of IP assets.

Strengths

Clients underline the customer-centric approach of the team, with one saying: "They provide honest assessments, sometimes offer suggestions that may not be apparent to us and proactively provide thoughtful, client-specific advice that takes into account both legal and business needs. Their thoughtful guidance on the front-end is second to none and often proves invaluable to the ultimate success of a matter."

Another client echoes the sentiment, noting: "They make proactive contribution to our matters, are responsive to our enquiries, and they provide understandable and relatable feedback."

Work highlights

Successfully represented InfoTrack in Full Court of the Federal Court litigation which upheld an earlier trial judgment that two information display-related innovation patents owned by Encompass were invalid because they lacked patentable subject matter.

Notable practitioners

Chris Bevitt is a key contact for clients.

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