Every idea has the
potential to change
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.
Medical devices – managing the complexities of multidisciplinary IP
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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
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.
Firm of the Year:
Australian Patent Prosecution, Managing IP
Tier 1 Firm:
Patent Prosecution, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook
IAM Patent 1000
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.