A patent is a valuable piece of commercial property that helps prevent your competitors copying your invention: we can help you at every step of the way towards getting one.
From searching, patent drafting and examination right through to portfolio management, Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys offers you the full range of patent attorney services. Our patent attorneys are registered in both Australia and New Zealand, enabling us to service you directly in both countries. In other countries, we have close relationships with associates who assist with patent filing and prosecution overseas.
Our experience is broad, working closely with research and development teams to advise on every aspect of the patenting process. We'll help you identify Intellectual Property issues early - and that's absolutely critical to the successful protection and exploitation of your patent assets.
Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys is fully equipped to manage your total patent needs, both in Australia and overseas. We offer not only technical excellence, but clear-cut commercial solutions.
Whatever your patent registration requirements, our registered and trainee patent attorneys can help, whether it's
- searching to establish patentability or freedom to use an invention;
- drafting patent specifications;
- filing patent applications;
- responding to examination reports;
- representing you in patent oppositions, as applicant or opponent;
- paying maintenance fees and annuities;
- managing your patent portfolio;
- advising on patent infringement and validity;
- auditing your Intellectual Property; and
- advising appropriate screening protocols for inventive activity and infringement risk management.
In Australia, no power of attorney or authorisation of agent form is required.
The following information is required to file a patent application in Australia (which is not a national phase entry):
- the applicant's full name and address;
- the inventor's names and addresses;
- a copy of the patent specification with drawings (preferably in electronic format) and a verified translation of the specification if not in English; and
- details of any convention priority claim.
If entering the national phase in Australia, the following information is required:
- a copy of the published international specification;
- a copy of any Article 19 amendments;
- a copy of the International Preliminary Examination Report with any Article 34 amendments; and
- a verified translation of the published specification and any amended pages if not in English.
Before the patent application will be accepted the following information is required:
- details of how the applicant derived title from the inventor;
- a certified copy of any priority application (note that this is not normally required for national phase entry); and
- a verified translation of any priority application which is not in English (note that this is also required for national phase entry).
Taking your Intellectual Property further
Our patent attorney practice operates in constant contact with our associated law firm, Allens, to give you the best possible patent, technical and legal advice. Specialised patent lawyers at Allens can help you take your patents further both in commercialisation of your inventions and enforcement of your patents, as well as advising you in defending an infringement allegation or revoking a competitor's patent.
Our associated law firm Allens operates in alliance with Linklaters LLP.