A strong patent plays a pivotal role in safeguarding innovation and future return on investment.


Applied correctly, the proactive and strategic use of patents can safeguard contracts, generate new revenue streams, attract investment capital, optimise share price, exclude competition, and create advantageous positioning in key markets.

Shelston IP’s expert patent team is uniquely qualified to help clients navigate the patent landscape.

We support our clients to develop, maintain and defend comprehensive patents and patent portfolios that safeguard their competitive advantage. We cover all major industry sectors and technology specialisations and strive to ensure our clients receive the maximum return on their research and development investment by obtaining the broadest possible scope of protection for their innovations.

The potential range of patentable inventions is vast, including mechanical devices; products and processes; pharmaceutical compositions and formulations; computer hardware and software; biotechnology, electronics and information technology; and new methods of doing business. We have proven experience in them all, consistently achieving results for clients ranging from global multinationals to start-ups to world renowned academia.

Our patent professionals work closely with each client to understand their commercial needs and use their vast knowledge to create powerful and targeted strategies that deliver successful outcomes even when faced with significant barriers and challenges.

This commercially-driven approach accompanied by our significant expertise is why Shelston IP is consistently ranked a top tier patent firm.

Shelston IP’s Patent expertise and services

Validity & infringement advice, searching & watching

Drafting Patent Specifications

Filing & Prosecution

Assignments, Licensing & Commercialisation

Oppositions, Litigation & Other Disputes

Portfolio Management & Renewals

Shelston IP’s Patent awards and recognition

IP Stars 2020, Tier One Patent Prosecution

The firm has a strong reputation for patent prosecution, with expertise [across] sectors.”

Highly Recommended firm listing Intellectual Asset Management (IAM Patent 1000) 2020

“Shelston IP is head and shoulders above the rest, for its holistic service and deep reserves of knowledge. The team is super proactive and always one step ahead of the opposition; they work around the clock, never missing a deadline and will go above and beyond to ensure the work is first-rate.”