Patent Litigation

Shelston’s specialist patent litigators have extensive experience in conducting complex and high-stakes patent litigation across a variety of technologies on behalf of both patentees and alleged infringers.

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For some clients, patent disputes are part of the business model. For others they are “once in a decade” or even “bet the farm” scenarios.

We understand that the right strategy will depend on this context as we regularly act in complex patent infringement and validity disputes for a range of clients in a variety of circumstances.

Patent disputes have complex legal, scientific and technical questions at their core. Shelston assembles bespoke teams of specialist patent litigators and patent attorneys and briefs leading senior and junior counsel from the IP bar to deliver technically-sound, legally-effective and commercially-pragmatic approaches to resolving or contesting patent disputes.

Shelston’s experienced and skilled litigators represent both patentees and alleged infringers and/or revokers in Federal Court litigation, appeals to the Full Federal Court and High Court, and in Patent Office oppositions. Several members of our legal team have advanced degrees in IP law and some also in fields of medicine and science.

Our lawyers also work closely with Shelston IP’s specialist patent attorneys, with qualifications (often PhD) matched to the technical discipline of each matter.

We have wide-ranging expertise and experience in fields such as pharmaceuticals, mining, medical devices, information technology, complementary medicines and financial services.

  • Acted for InfoTrack against Encompass in leading Australian case on the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented methods.
  • Acting for Fuchs Lubricants against Quaker Chemical in high-profile case (now in appeal phase) concerning novelty grace periods and issues of indirect infringement in connection with a method of injection high-pressure injections from hydraulic equipment.
  • Acted for Dyno Nobel against Orica in high-profile case (settled at trial) concerning novelty, inventive step and issues of indirect infringement in connection with a method of blasting in open-cut mining.

Shelston IP’s Litigation & Dispute expertise and services

Copyright Litigation

Trade Mark & Related Disputes

Confidential Information Disputes

Design Disputes