Recognised as innovative leaders—by our clients and within professional organisations—we are committed to understanding your IP in the context of your business. Our people come from a broad range of science and technology backgrounds, have industry experience and have the technical and legal skills to understand your business and protect your interests.
Our Industries & Technologies Include
Agribusiness, Food and Nutrition
The innovative processes developed in the agribusiness and food technology sector exemplify Australian ingenuity. The ability to protect this ingenuity through intellectual property rights can assist stakeholders to secure market dominance.
Arts, Marketing and Media
Intellectual property rights are at the core of the arts, marketing and media industries. In the public sphere, a company's brand, designs and other livery are the foundation of customer perception.
Davies Collison Cave has the largest and most experienced Life Sciences practice in Australia. Our team of experienced biotechnology specialists provides expert advice and assistance in protecting IP in the highly competitive field of biotechnology innovation.
Building and Construction
Building and construction is a fast-paced and innovative industry. IP protection – especially patent and registered design protection – is crucial to establish and maintain market leadership.
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
It’s the breakthroughs in chemical engineering and materials science that will make significant impacts on future developments and technologies. That makes these breakthroughs highly valuable.
Clean Technology and Energy
Clean technologies aim to increase the sustainability of human activity by reducing environmental footprints and minimising waste. The challenge lies not only in developing the solution but also ensuring the technology is cost effective and competitive.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronics are at the centre of innovation for many industries. And the rapid rate of change and development invariably gives rise to complex issues in intellectual property law.
Engineering and Manufacturing
For innovations produced by the engineering and manufacturing industries, intellectual property protection can be critical to success. If an idea is made public or leaked to a competitor before being fully protected, any market advantage or ownership rights may be lost and, potentially, significant R&D funds could be wasted.
Fashion, Architecture and Design
Fashion, architecture and design involve a marriage of function and aesthetics. While intellectual property rights should never constrain creativity, they do provide an avenue to recognise and protect unique creative expressions. Intellectual property rights safeguard the financial investment made to bring creative ideas to market.
Food, Beverages & FMCG
The food and beverage industries represent vibrant commercial sectors of the Australian economy.
ICT & Software
IT, software and electronics are at the centre of innovation for all industries. The rapid rate of change invariably gives rise to complex issues in intellectual property law.
Medical Devices and Technologies
Australia’s medical device industry is well established and internationally recognised.
Mining and Resources
Mining companies around the world face an array of different challenges.
Nanotechnology is the term applied to the manipulation of materials and the fabrication of objects on a length scale of about 1-100 nanometers, particularly where this molecular level gives rise to new or enhanced properties.
Pharmaceuticals & Chemistry
Davies Collison Cave has the largest and most experienced Life Sciences practice in Australia. Our team of experienced pharmaceutical specialists provides expert advice and assistance in protecting IP in the highly competitive field of pharmaceutical innovation.
Universities and Research
Davies Collison Cave has a long history of assisting Australian and international universities and research institutions to identify, protect and commercialise their research and development programs.