Areas of Expertise

Mechanical & Packaging Technologies

The attorneys in the Mechanical & Packaging Technologies team have a wide variety of backgrounds, including mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering.  Our attorneys have many years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a range of mechanical and packaging technologies, including medical devices, general mechanical devices, nanotechnology, engineering control systems, mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems, design cognition, CAD and manufacturing technology.

Our attorneys (some of whom have spent time at the Australian Patent Office working as Patent Examiners) can provide advice regarding the best manner of obtaining patent protection (including conducting novelty searches) for an invention prior to filing a patent application, as well as advice regarding the validity of existing patents and patent applications to ensure that you receive commercially relevant advice.

In addition, our attorneys can provide infringement advice, both in terms of whether your product will infringe an existing patent, or whether your patent is infringed by a competitor’s product.