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.
The attorneys in the Engineering Group at Davies Collison Cave have comprehensive experience and strong technical backgrounds in building and construction technologies.
Our attorneys have expertise in a broad range of building and construction fields, including:
- industrial tools
- modular buildings and prefabricated panels
- lifting devices
- fasteners and fastening tools
- weatherproofing systems and insulation
- magnetic and mechanical clamps
- forming systems
- fixtures, fittings and construction processes.
We specialise in all aspects of building and construction IP. Patent and registered design rights are of particular importance to us. We will assert the rights of our clients and challenge patents and registered designs of others.
We recognise the complexity of innovations in the building and construction industry. Our experienced team of trade mark and commercial lawyers will identify and protect your distinctive design or process and draft appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.
As an engineer and R&D manager in the construction industry, I have worked with DCC for more than five years on a number of patents. I have been impressed with the service and responsiveness of DCC – in particular in terms of listening skills, keeping promises and insightful probing by asking the right questions to extract the key information needed for making a quality patent application. For what I see could easily be a complicated exercise, I instead have enjoyed working with DCC, and would recommend them to other businesses for their IP legal needs.Brad Drummond, National Engineering Manager – Ausco Modular Pty Ltd