IP protection plays a vital role in helping recoup research and development investments in manufacturing technologies.

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Manufacturing technology advances year on year at an amazing pace, with new and innovative systems, processes and techniques enabling development of sophisticated new products, as well as improvements in production costs, efficiencies, reliability, and pollution control.

IP protection plays an important role in helping recoup research and development investments in these technologies, preventing copying by competitors and encouraging continuing advancement.

Shelston IP attorneys have expertise and experience across all of the major manufacturing technologies including, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, fibre optics Photonics, additive manufacturing – 3D printing, automated systems artificial intelligence – AI, distributed manufacturing, autonomous machines, materials handling, robotics, composites, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), bioprocess and biologic manufacturing technologies, chemical process technologies genetic engineering techniques, fractional and cryogenic separation and floatation separation, and recyclable thermoplastics.

Our clients include market leading manufacturers of household devices, personal care products, household cleaning products, food products, construction tools, building products and high tech electrical and electronic devices.

Commercially astute, the majority of our attorneys have had direct manufacturing industry experience which benefits our clients big and niche alike.