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.
Engaging an IP professional at the early stages of development has enormous benefits.
- Help assess whether registered IP rights are relevant to your business interests.
- Create a customised IP strategy that works for your idea or business. Filing a provisional patent application first might suit one type of strategy, while a complete application and request for examination could give greater certainty to another.
- Provide confidence in your freedom-to-operate by conducting a patent or design clearance search before committing R&D funds, confirming import orders, or actually manufacturing the goods.
- Protect you from counterfeiters and copycats by ensuring your IP rights are secured.
- Assist your business to file international applications to secure rights overseas, to match your export and foreign market strategies.
At Davies Collison Cave, our Engineering Team consists of high-calibre engineers and scientists. The range of expertise available to our clients covers every technological aspect required by the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
The engineering and manufacturing sectors we service include, but are not limited to:
- aeronautical and aerospace engineering
- automotive and marine engineering
- manufacturing machinery and machine tools
- materials handling and packaging
- mechanical devices
- medical and dental devices
- construction technologies
- structural engineering.
We understand the complexity involved in commercialising innovations in the engineering and manufacturing industry. We have an experienced team of trade mark and commercial lawyers who are experts at identifying and protecting your distinctive branding and drafting appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.
CTA Australia’s core business is the development, manufacture, distribution and installation of tactile guidance systems for the vision-impaired. This is a market which is very competitive in Australia and becoming more competitive in Europe and America. CTA has differentiated itself in the marketplace with its intellectual property, and is an industry leader in the development of products with increased levels of safety and ease of installation.
Our initial search for an IP partner included the criteria of: engineering expertise, size of practice, international standing, ability to offer service across the full spectrum of intellectual property, ease of access and strength in both assertion of our IP rights and IP defence. Davies Collison Cave (DCC) fits this criteria without compromise and has proven over time to be an excellent partner in the development of our IP strategy. DCC has established for us a comprehensive patent, trade mark and design portfolio, which includes several innovation patents that have proven to be invaluable for preventing our competitors from copying our innovations. I have no hesitation in recommending DCC as highly competent and professional intellectual property attorneys and lawyers.Daniel DeDomenico, Owner CTA Australia