Innovation is frequently the product of expensive investment and patents play a pivotal role in safeguarding your innovation and future returns on those investments.


The potential range of patentable innovations is vast and includes: mechanical devices; products and processes; pharmaceutical compositions and formulations;,  computer hardware and software; biotechnology, electronics and information technology; and new methods of doing business.


Our expert patent team, which covers all major industry sectors and technology specialisations, strive to ensure that clients receive the maximum return on their research and development investment by obtaining the broadest possible scope of protection for their innovation.

Proactive and strategic use of patents can:

  • safeguard your contracts;
  • generate new revenue streams;
  • attract investment capital;
  • optimise share price;
  • exclude competition; and
  • create advantageous positioning in key markets.

Patent expertise

Shelston IP patent expertise and services includes:

  • filing and prosecuting patent (and design) applications;
  • assignments and licensing;
  • searching and watching;
  • infringement and validity advice;
  • portfolio management and renewals;
  • due diligence;
  • oppositions;
  • litigation and dispute resolution;
  • commercialisation strategy and advice;
  • renewals; and
  • patent enforcement.

Patent expertise awards & recognition

IP Stars 2020 commentary:

‘The firm has a strong reputation for patent prosecution, with expertise in sectors such as life sciences and engineering.


Highly Recommended firm listing Intellectual Asset Management (IAM Patent 1000) 2020 commentary:

“The impeccably qualified team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law at Shelston IP has achieved great success in recent years, especially in tapping into the Chinese market. Processing one out of every 15 applications entering national phase in Australia already, the side now represents the greatest number of Chinese entities among Australian IP firms and files the most China-originating patent applications in Australia.”

Shelston IP patent experts

Many of our 30 patent professionals have PhDs or Masters degrees in technical and science disciplines. Shelston IP experts not only ‘speak your language’ but quickly get to grips with the unique and patentable elements of your innovation.