Burns IP & Commercial - Intellectual Property Law Firm
IP, Trademark, Patent, Copyright Legal Services





Our patent practice covers a diverse range of industries including machine tools, 3D printers, medical devices, communication products and software.

A well-drafted patent is often your company’s most valuable business asset. And we can help you with that.

It’s important to start working with a patent attorney at the very beginning of the innovative step to identify patent issues early. It is critical to securing patent rights, that you do not reveal your invention to anyone until you have filed your patent application.

  • We work with you to understand your invention and identify the patentable components.

    By understanding your invention, we can draft a patent specification and prepare drawings to ensure the elements of your invention are well-protected.

    Did you know that software can be protected as a patent in Australia?

For many of our clients, a first step is to run a search of the “prior art” to make sure that the claims of your invention are new and novel. Our searches are presented in straight-forward, easy-to-understand reports.

  • We know how to guide your patent through the examination process. Our patent team has years of experience in dealing with the patent offices in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the PCT (International) Patent office.

  • We can advise you on the best strategy for protecting your patent overseas, and help you with timeframes that let you manage your IP budget.

  • Our patent filing and maintenance fees are all at single, fixed-fee rates. You can have absolute certainty of the cost.

  • Let us keep track of annual patent maintenance deadlines for you. We have a sophisticated record-keeping system and will remind you of your upcoming deadlines.

  • For many of our clients, an essential part of commercialising their patent portfolio is through licensing arrangements. We have years of experience in preparing IP license agreements and we can advise you on the best way to maximise revenue from your patent portfolio. Read more about our IP licensing services here.

Getting a registered patent is a complex legal process. Whether you are a global company or an individual entrepreneur, our patent team is there to guide you through this process.

Our patent team is registered in Australia and New Zealand, enabling us to service you directly in both countries. Through our established network of alliances, we can help protect your IP throughout the world.