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potential to change
the future

At FPA, we focus on two areas of intellectual property – patents and designs. We are the only Intellectual Property firm in Australia with this degree of specialisation.

FPA’s clients truly value the deep expertise that our attorneys are known for. We use our expertise to bring insights, solve problems and co-create custom solutions.

Latest Insights & Firm News — 17 March 2023

Biofuels and bioplastics advance with new ways for microbes to make materials

The discovery of methanotrophic bacteria that can prepare biofuels or bioplastics from methane, while consuming carbon dioxide, is an exciting advance for green chemistry, renewable products, and the environment.

Latest Insights & Firm News — 7 March 2023

Australia: A key destination for life science patent filings

FPA life science Principals, Dr Karen Bentley and Dr Kieran Williams, have prepared an overview of why Australia is a key destination for patent filing for inventions within the life sciences area, including pharmaceutical, medical and healthcase technology and biotechnology.

Latest Insights & Firm News — 27 February 2023

Grace Period Considerations in Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia and US

In this podcast, we interactively discuss about the similarities and differences in the application of the grace period in various jurisdictions, and provide examples and hypotheticals about when and the grace period can be applied, as well as situations in which it cannot be applied.

Latest Insights & Firm News — 23 February 2023

Patenting by hydrogen start-ups leads to higher levels of funding

The European Patent Office (EPO) and International Energy Agency (IEA) recently published an analysis of global innovation along hydrogen value chains.

Our Services

We'll protect your idea
like it was our own

Whilst FPA are registered to practice in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, we also have extensive experience in the Southeast Asian (SEA) patent market where we provide superior outcomes for clients when navigating this burgeoning and increasingly important region.

A major focus for FPA has been to use our skills and experience to substantially improve the efficiency and outcomes of patent prosecution in this part of the world.

What else we do

We do more than just prosecute.

FPA has cultivated deep relationships with incubators and investors, such that we are often the first port of call as part of the due diligence process when they are looking to invest in a new start-up.

Our attorneys are also heavily involved in contentious matters, whether these are directly between parties, at the patent office or providing assistance to lawyers before the Courts.

We have experts in Plant Breeder’s Rights and Plant Patents. We also provide global renewals management services.


Deep expertise through thought leadership:
Australia: A key destination for life science patent filings

Awards & Recognitions

FPA Patent Attorneys Firm of the Year Patent Prosecution

News & Insights

Distinguished, insightful and focused

Read the latest articles by our Patent Attorneys on recent developments in patent law and practice.

About us

More than a patent attorney

Whether it’s the creation, management, enforcement or commercialisation of your intellectual property rights, our purpose is to efficiently deliver an individualised client service offering to exceed expectations.

FPA comprises a large, energetic, experienced and diverse team of patent attorneys qualified in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

Further, our patent attorneys generally have industry or postdoctoral experience in their respective fields of expertise and an interest in continuing education in these fields, which means that they are well placed to understand innovative technical concepts and to translate them into IP specifications.

FPA is an independent, top-tier, Australian based, private incorporated registered attorney firm and a member of the QANTM Group. For more information on the QANTM Group and members of the Group, please visit Ownership Structure or QANTM IP.


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We look forward to hearing from you

To assist you further, be it in the services or expertise we provide, career offerings or an administrative task, please contact your closest office.

Whilst our attorneys are primarily located in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore, they are available for video conference calls and are regularly travelling interstate and overseas.


Level 19, South Tower
80 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


10 Collyer Quay
#40-53 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315


Level 34, ANZ Tower
161 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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