Davies Collison Cave

Davies Collison Cave (DCC) is one of Australia’s largest specialist IP firms. From the introduction of IP law in Australia, DCC has been protecting innovation; that is over 140 years of history in which the firm has been serving clients with passion and leadership.

We offer an extensive range of IP services, including expert advice on patents, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, privacy and data protection, and design protection; preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; and litigation, licensing and related legal and commercial services. DCC offers these services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

We can proudly claim that no other Australian specialist IP legal practice has more highly credentialled or qualified practitioners. We are recognised as innovative leaders – by our clients, government, tertiary and legal institutions and professional organisations. Our people come from all areas of science, technology and law, and have industry experience and the technical and legal skills to understand our clients’ business and protect their interests.

DCC’s law practice, Davies Collison Cave Law (DCCL), boasts extensive expertise across all aspects of IP law and is one of the most successful IP law practices in Australia, particularly in relation to patent litigation. DCCL is led by 7 principals and supported by 20 highly qualified and experienced managing associates, senior associates, associates, lawyers and consultants. The group conducts numerous patent oppositions, Federal Court appeals (from Patent Office decisions) and Federal Court revocation and infringement actions. The law group is particularly active in relation to pharmaceutical litigation, but is also involved with patent litigation in such diverse fields as telecommunications, medical devices and mining machinery. DCCL acts on behalf of numerous multinational corporations and successful listed Australian companies.

DCC’s patent practice has filed the most originating patent applications in Australia for a number of years and has a depth of technical expertise and legal experience that our competitors are unable to match. The practice is led by 23 principals and supported by a team of over 50 people including highly qualified and experienced senior associates, associates, attorneys and consultants located across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The DCC patent practice handles extensive patent procurement programmes for large corporate organisations such as MasterCard, Novartis, BAE Systems, Pfizer and Microsoft, and successful Australian companies and institutions such as CSL Limited, Peter MacCallum, Telstra, Orica International, Wesfarmers and CSIRO.

Since July 2015 DCC’s patent practice in Singapore has doubled in size and established itself as a leading firm in an extremely active hub for innovation and IP protection. The expansion in Singapore has enabled DCC to establish a presence in the Southeast Asian market and to better service our Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) clients.

In recent years the team has been recognised by IAM as a top-ranking patent practice and is proud to be ranked top tier in Australia for patent prosecution, litigation and transactional work.

DCC would like to congratulate the following members of its patent practice acknowledged by the IAM Patent 1000 2020 as leading individuals:

  • Paul Dewar
  • Ian Pascarl
  • Richard Brown
  • Michael Caine
  • David Webber
  • Rodney De Boos
  • Richard Jarvis

Contact details

Davies Collison Cave
1 Nicholson Street
Level 15
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Other offices

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Geelong
  • New Zealand
  • Newcastle
  • Parramatta
  • Singapore, Sydney

Sample client list

  • Bayer
  • CSL Limited
  • Eli Lilly
  • GSK
  • Mastercard
  • Microsoft
  • Novartis
  • Orica
  • Pfizer
  • Telstra

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