Mining, Minerals Processing and Metallurgy Technology

Our attorneys are equipped with an impressive array of technical qualifications including in:

  • mechanical, civil, structural engineering
  • mining, pumping and drilling
  • pneumatic and hydraulic devices and systems
  • minerals processing and analysis
  • metallurgy and materials science
  • chemical and process engineering
  • robotics and vehicle automation
  • electrical and electronics engineering
  • industrial control systems
  • heavy equipment engineering
  • mineral flotation technology
  • electrolytic recovery devices.

We work with:

  • leading research centres and universities with global IP portfolios which will recoup tens of millions of dollars in productivity gains for the Australian mining sector
  • excavation machinery manufacturers
  • ground control and roof support systems manufacturers and
  • mineral processing equipment manufacturers.

As attorneys and lawyers, we measure our success by that of our clients’. Examples are presented below.

Newcastle Innovation Limited

In 2013 the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration presented Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO with the Antoine M Gaudin Award for outstanding contributions to both engineering science and industrial technology at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Colorado. This annual award is among the world’s most prestigious in the field.

Professor Jameson is well known for his invention of the acclaimed Jameson Cell, a radically different flotation device that changed the face of mineral processing and now contributes in the region of $4 billion a year in minerals exports to the Australian economy.

The Cell is now in use in more than 300 locations in 20 countries and has been hailed the most financially successful Australian invention in three decades.

Professor Jameson has more than 200 publications to his credit and is named as the inventor on 54 patents. He has received a myriad of awards in recognition of his achievements, including in 2005 an Officer of the Order of Australia award and the prestigious Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal from the Institution of Engineers Australia for outstanding service to his profession. Since 1996 Professor Jameson has been inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Shelston IP has been acting for Professor Jameson for over 30 years.

Significant partnership creates Mining3

Former mining research organisation, CRCMining, a longstanding client of Shelston IP, has partnered with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to create Mining3.  The partnership brings together the substantial mining research capabilities of each organisation to create a truly world leading mining research entity.

Mining3 integrates CSIRO’s Mineral Resources group with CRCMining’s established, industry driven activities to provide an organisation with unparalleled capability to deliver the research and innovative technologies that the mining industry needs to overcome future challenges.

Mining3 was officially launched on 16 November 2016 and is headed by Prof Paul Lever, the former CEO of CRCMining.

Prof Lever says, “The mining industry must change if it’s to keep up with increasing economic, environmental and social pressures, and have a productive future.  With our unique scale and industry focus, Mining3 will drive this change. We’re drawing on the strengths of industry thought leaders, technical experts, extensive international networks, our industry member base and proven innovation capability.”

Shelston IP has been working with CRCMining for more than a decade and is proud to continue assisting Mining3 in securing protection for their transformational research and innovations. Shelston IP enthusiastically supports Mining3’s vision of delivering breakthrough innovative technologies and equipment that transform mining productivity, safety and sustainability.