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Daneta Crump

Head of Business Development & Marketing; Registered Patent Attorney | BEng (Prod Design Eng), Grad Dip IP Law
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About Daneta

Devoted to maximising the potential of people and businesses.

Daneta worked as a patent attorney for over 20 years. As a past Principal of FPA, Daneta understands the world of patents and designs and the business environment of our clients.

Having work with both ends of the client spectrum, including individual inventors and start ups, to managing patent portfolios for large multinational engineering companies, Daneta appreciates the various different challenges faced in creating an intellectual property portfolio.

Daneta’s role encompasses client engagement, enhancing client interaction across the firm.


  • Recognised as a ‘Top 250 Women in IP’ by Managing Intellectual Property, 2019, 2021-2022
  • Named as a ‘Patent Star’ by IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2019-2022
  • Ranked as a ‘Recommended Individual’ by IAM Patent 1000, 2019-2022


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Product Design  Engineering – Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Design, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney


  • Associate Member, Design Institute of Australia 
  • Fellow, Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member of Designs Legislation and Practice Committee, Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia 
  • Chair, Swinburne University of Technology, External Advisory Committee for Product Design Engineering

Daneta is detailed, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Malcolm McKechnie

an excellent leader, always providing clear communication and direction

IAM Patent 1000 2022
Latest articles authored by Daneta Crump — 1 December 2022

International Industrial Design Protection

Latest articles authored by Daneta Crump — 17 March 2015

Designing foreign applications

Latest articles authored by Daneta Crump — 13 November 2014

Israel, Finland and the US top the Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014

Latest articles authored by Daneta Crump — 15 October 2014

The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 – policy uncertainty sees Australia slipping

Latest articles authored by Daneta Crump — 31 January 2014

You can wave your patent around, just don’t hold a stick in your other hand


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