Patents provide monopoly protection to safeguard technological innovation. The scope of patentable subject matter is vast, ranging from devices, products and processes, through to formulations and compositions, information and communication technology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, to business methods.


These innovations are often the product of significant investments in research and development. Patents play a pivotal role in securing future returns on those investments. More than that, strategic use of patents can generate new revenue streams, attract investment capital, optimise share price and allow advantageous positioning in key markets.

All of this equates to sustainable competitive advantage.

Shelston IP’s comprehensive services include:

  • filing and prosecuting patent applications
  • assignments and licensing
  • searching and watching
  • infringement and validity advice
  • portfolio management
  • renewals
  • due diligence
  • oppositions
  • litigation support
  • litigation and dispute resolution and
  • commercialisation advice and assistance.