Information and Communication Technology

Shelston IP can point to vast experience across technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications: fixed and mobile broadband, the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums.


We act for many of the world’s biggest computer technology, computer software, and telecommunication corporations. As well, we have deep relationships with ICT heavily reliant clients across all sectors

  • multinational mass media corporations
  • multinational defense, security and aerospace companies
  • a world leader in the manufacture of optical communication components and subsystems
  • a long list of banking institutions and financial services corporations
  • online retail and web-based businesses
  • gaming technology providers and lottery systems developers.

In this way, our clients benefit directly from our team’s unparalleled expertise in this dynamic business sector, which includes patenting in the following specific technologies:

  • electronic gaming machines and supporting infrastructure
  • lotteries, wagering and pari-mutuel gaming systems
  • financial and banking products and services
  • funds management and investment advisory products and services
  • e-commerce systems and business methods
  • consumer interface technologies
  • mobile apps
  • content management and delivery systems
  • innovative website functionalities
  • advertising and promotional technologies
  • social and business networking
  • online retailing and digital marketing
  • market research technologies
  • Internet searching
  • computer software and cloud computing.


Our services seamlessly integrate the protection, management, commercialisation and enforcement of IP rights. Additionally, with some of the leading technology lawyers in Australia, our legal division advises ICT companies across a broad range of commercial law, information technology, and intellectual property matters including:

  • protection of communications and technology IP through trade mark, design and patent registrations
  • enforcement of intellectual property
  • preparation and review of all manner of contracts for the use and exploitation of communications and technology
    • IT contracts including licenses, development, support, integration, cloud computing/online, teaming and the Government Information Technology and Communications (GITC) contracting framework
    • IP agreements including licensing, research collaboration and funding
    • telecommunications contracts
    • supply/purchase/distribution agreements and terms of trade
    • manufacturing agreements
    • advertising agreements
    • telecommunication contracts
    • ASP agreements.