The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
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Solely dedicated to first-rate patent drafting, FPA Patent Attorneys is widely regarded as one of the country’s foremost prosecution shops. It deftly navigates a wide array of industries, courtesy of its technically diverse and versatile team who are lauded by patrons for their “unwavering focus and attention to detail” as well as their ability to put forth creative arguments. The side also boasts a high acceptance rate and stands out for making patent oppositions and re-examination proceedings a central part of its business. Of particular note are its frequent collaborations with the Herbert Smith Freehills IP litigation team on a wide range of patent dispute matters. Making her debut in the IAM Patent 1000, mechanical engineering expert Tracey Hendy has a wonderful career encompassing 32 years of experience in intellectual property law, with a special interest in complex mechanical art. Chris Bird has spent 25 years accumulating a profound knowledge of physics, electronic and electrical engineering, information and communications technology (ICT) and medical technology briefs. He also advises on IP commercialisation. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies often turn to Adam Denley for his superb patent drafting skills. The biology PhD has a wealth of biotechnology and pharmaceutical insight. Formerly a Ford Motor Company test engineer, mechanical and industrial design expert Daneta Crump is currently an innovation advisory member at the University of Sydney’s Warren Centre. She is praised by one of her patrons as “an excellent leader, always providing clear communication and direction”. Carl Harrap is adept at devising strategic and cost-effective patent strategies, offering a holistic patent service to his discerning clientele. Meanwhile, John Dower, Stuart Irvine and Karen Bentley have all earned glowing reviews from their enthusiastic patrons. A deft patent portfolio manager, Dower “is a true professional who shows extensive knowledge in the field”. Irvine is considered “top notch, on the ball, and clearly aligned with the business interests of our clients”. “He’s a detail-oriented and thorough yet practical attorney who understands business concerns; he communicates very well and has a high level of knowledge in Australian industrial design law and practice.” The “stupendous” Karen Bentley takes a special interest in Southeast Asian regional patent management. “Karen and her team are my go-to for all things Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. What used to be somewhat frustrating, Karen has made dealing with Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and others incredibly streamlined and stress free. She is smart and so are her teams.”