A NSW patent attorney is specially qualified to represent a patent applicant or patent holder. Patent attorneys can help clients file, prosecute (e.g. respond to examination reports) and uphold patent applications in addition to assist clients in patent oppositions.

NSW Patent Attorney Activities

The Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia website provides a concise summary of what activities NSW patent attorneys, and generally patent attorneys in Australia, can carry out:

NSW Patent Attorney Profession

Registration as a NSW patent attorney in Australia is administered by the Professional Standards Board for Patents and Trade Marks Attorneys, which also is responsible for the administration of the Australian patent attorney disciplinary regime in line with a Code of Conduct. Some NSW patent attorneys may be fellows or ordinary members of the Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, the professional body governing the patent attorney profession in Australia.

NSW Patent attorneys also have a right of privilege in their communication with clients in respect of intellectual property matters.

NSW Patent Attorney Qualifications

NSW patent attorneys must have an engineering or science degree and have completed a group of topics prescribed by the Professional Standards Board. For a NSW patent attorney, such topics may consist of a Masters degree such as the Master of Intellectual Property offered by the University of Technology, Sydney.

NSW Patent Attorney Search

Patent attorney directories may be found across a variety of sources, including the internet and the Yellow Pages.

Important Disclaimer: The information on this website is not legal or professional advice. The information may:

  1. not be correct;
  2. only relate to the law or practice in a given country; and/or
  3. be outdated.