How Raven IP Can help by being your patent attorneys

Raven IP A team of exceptionally skilled intellectual property professionals registered to practice in Australia and New Zealand

An Australian patent attorney is a specialised legal profession who is qualified to represent inventors or patent applicants in front of the Australian Patent Office.  

The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board is responsible for administering the regulatory and disciplinary regimes for patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand and trade marks attorneys in Australia.  The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) is the peak professional body representing Australian patent and trade mark attorneys.

How do you become an Australian patent attorney?

As regulated by the Patents Act 1990, to register as an Australian Patent Attorney, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or another field that relates to potentially patentable subject matter;
  • work with a registered patent attorney or been an examiner of patents for at least 12 months;
  • complete an accredited course covering the topics of patents, trademarks and design registrations which satisfy the requirements for registration; and
  • be an ordinary resident of Australia.

As an attorney you are required to understand all types of inventions, from the simplest through to the most complex, and provide clients with suitable strategies to protect their inventions.  A good patent attorney must have excellent technical, analytical and communication skills.

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