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Petrochemistry concerns the conversion of crude oil or natural gas into useful raw materials and products. Despite the drive to deliver sustainable energy solutions, fossil fuels will continue to play a significant role in providing the basic building blocks for a host of industrial chemicals and polymers. The petrochemical patent landscape is diverse and FPA’s attorneys have the technical expertise to assist you in navigating this complex field.

Significant investment is often required to research, develop and manufacture petrochemical based products and strong patent protection can play an important role in securing a return on this investment.

FPA’s attorneys possess doctoral or post-doctoral research experience in technical areas relevant to petrochemistry. Others have significant industrial experience in the invention, development, and commercialisation of petrochemical processes.

FPA acts for global leaders in petrochemicals, ranging from global multinationals to specialty local and foreign companies.

Whether you have developed a new petrochemical process or a new product derived from petrochemical sources, FPA can assist in protecting your development. 

Our technical range of expertise includes:

Our expertise in action

Some of our foreign clients have large patent portfolios, including family members in multiple jurisdictions. We focus on managing their patent prosecution efficiently, providing recommendations for local practice aligned with the global strategy for a patent family, while also identifying opportunities to secure broader and/or more robust protection than available in other jurisdictions.

For our local clients, we establish close working relationships that are more than a transactional connection. By partnering with you, we become part of your team, which maximises the value of our work product, positively influencing long term impact on your business.

Key contacts

Grant Jacobsen

Consultant, Melbourne | BSc (Hons), PhD, MIP Law

Danny Gelman

Associate Principal, Melbourne | BSc (Hons), PhD, MIP Law

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