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Electrical and electronic engineering

Patents for electrical devices and systems have exploded in volume in recent times and have become increasingly critical to commercial success. A single multifunctional product can be covered by several patents, in some cases many different patents. Often a product is covered by a mix of patents by various entities. FPA’s attorneys have the experience and technical expertise to assist you to navigate the complexities of patents in this field.
Electrical and electronic engineering

Whether you are looking to protect a new electrical device or system, or looking for a way through the patents of others, FPA is here is to assist.

At FPA, we act for leading electronic and electrical device designers, manufacturers and suppliers. Our clients range from foreign multinationals to household names in Australian business, as well as highly specialised local and foreign companies.

Our technical range of expertise includes:

  • Computer hardware
  • Control systems
  • Fixed and wireless communications systems
  • Gaming and lottery systems
  • Electronic transaction terminals and networks
  • Electric motors
  • Electro-mechanical devices
  • Environmental and process sensors
  • Software and artificial intelligence
  • Navigation and location services
  • Power systems
  • Robotics and automation
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Signal processing
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Communications protocols

Our expertise in action

We have assisted major suppliers and research institutions protect their inventions internationally. Our attorneys develop strategies suited to each applicant and each application, allowing for maximum return on our client’s investment in intellectual property protection.

FPA also assist suppliers of products or services to navigate the many patents in this field. Our assistance includes responding to assertions of patent infringement by patentees, who in some case hold and assert large portfolios of patents.

If matters have become contentious and you are looking at bringing or defending an action for patent infringement, then we can provide valuable assistance to your legal team, bridging any technology and patent expertise gap, to maximise the prospects of a successful outcome.

Key contacts

Carl Harrap

Principal, Sydney | BE(Hons)(Elec), MEM, LLB

Nicholas Lakatos

Principal, Sydney | BEng (Telecom)(Hons), BCom, MIP Law

David Kark

Senior Associate, Sydney | BE (Hons), MEngSc, MIP Law

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