Jose Miguel de Leon, LL.M.

Leaders in Law endorses Jose Miguel de Leon as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in the Philippines  If you wish to get in touch with Jose please use the contact information provided above.

Jon is an IP lawyer based in the Philippines. He is the Managing Partner of De Leon IP Law Firm, a boutique intellectual property law firm in the Philippines that exclusively handles intellectual property work.

Jon obtained his B.S. Computer Science degree (major information technology) from De La Salle University (DLSU) and his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) School of Law. After being admitted to the Philippine Bar, he pursued his graduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a specialization in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. He received a certificate on CopyrightX from the distance-learning initiative of Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society; and a certificate on Patent Information Search from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

Jon is a staunch supporter of intellectual property protection. He studied in Singapore, the IP Hub of Asia, to study how he can help improve the legal landscape of the Philippines with regard to IP law. Jon conducts talks and seminars about IP Law. He is passionate about this specific branch of law and believes that intellectual property is as important as physical property. He has extensive experience in various stems of IP law and has been winning cases in the IP battlefield for several years. He worked for a boutique IP firm based in Bonifacio Global City handling diverse cases for big brands and SMEs. He also provides assistance to start-up companies who are in the dark about how to protect their IP assets.

Jon specializes in responding to Registrability Reports and handling inter partes cases (i.e., filing and defending oppositions and petitions for cancellation), as he handled most of the inter partes cases of the local IP firm that he previously worked for. He gained in-depth knowledge in handling trademark prosecution matters through working for a foreign firm that handles the same. Jon also has experience in the franchising industry. He is proficient in drafting and reviewing Franchise Agreements and has provided legal advice to both franchisors and franchisees.

Firm Description

De Leon IP Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in the Philippines that exclusively handles intellectual property work. The IP firm provides a full range of IP services, including, among others, trademark prosecution; patent, utility model and industrial design prosecution; copyright registration and deposit; trademark opposition and cancellation (inter partes) cases; intellectual property violation (IPV) cases; drafting and reviewing franchise agreements; trademark clearance searches; due diligence studies; IP enforcement; and registration of IP rights with the Bureau of Customs (border control measures).

Great ideas should always be protected at all costs. To some, it might be intimidating to go through the intricate steps in ensuring that your IP rights are protected. We understand your hesitation and we are more than eager to help you in every step of the way. We aim to provide straightforward and cost-efficient solutions to answer your custom IP needs.

Our legal team is composed of lawyers and IP specialists who are adept in the field of Intellectual Property law. We work closely with the Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and other relevant government agencies to ensure that your IP rights are protected.

Virtually all law firms take pride in being experts in their field. What defines us from the rest is our deep commitment to our client. We build a good rapport with them and we treat their concerns like our own. Having a unique sense of ownership makes us best in what we do.

De Leon IP Law Firm is your source for IP solutions in the Philippines.

 

Hajime Watanabe

Leaders in Law endorses Hajime Watanabe as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Hajime please use the contact information provided above.

Hajime Watanabe is one of the founding partners of Shiomizaka (formerly STW & Partners). His main areas of practice are antitrust and competition laws, dispute resolution and intellectual property litigation. He has also assisted a number of clients with antitrust aspects in their commercial transactions and the establishment of compliance structures based on his extensive experience in cases in Japan and other jurisdictions. Peers and clients alike appreciate his commercial mindset, which appeals to business people. He has been recommended as a leading individual by Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for nine consecutive years (2012–2020), as a leading individual in the sector of intellectual property for 10 consecutive years (2010–2020) by Chambers Asia, as a best lawyer in the sector of intellectual property for 12 consecutive years by Best Lawyers (2009–2020), as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in Japan for dispute resolution by Asialaw Leading Lawyers for six consecutive years (2013–2018).

He obtained an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1985 and was admitted in Japan to the Daini-Tokyo Bar Association in 1987. He obtained an LLM from the University of Illinois, College of Law, in 1993. Mr Watanabe joined Mori Sogo (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) in 1987. He worked at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 1993 to 1995 and at the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC in 1995. In 1994 Mr Watanabe was admitted in Illinois (as a foreign consultant) at the Chicago Bar Association and in New York at the New York Bar Association, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He established STW & Partners in 2007.

Firm Description

Our principal goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. While that might sound obvious, it is easier said than done in today’s complex and constantly changing environment. We are not satisfied until we have realized the best interests of our clients by having a clear understanding of the background of each matter, clarifying and investigating the points at issue, making a convincing case, and succeeding in lawsuits or negotiations with the parties involved. We believe that the ability to provide the most effective legal advice is significantly enhanced by our flexible viewpoints, clear thinking, expertise, experience, mobility, communication skills, ability to respond to changes, and unbending sprit.

At Shiomizaka, we recognize the significance of teamwork. By combining the wealth of the highly specialized knowledge and experience that each attorney brings to the firm, we are able to provide innovative legal advice in a flexible and effective manner that is tailored to each individual matter while maintaining a broad perspective unfettered by any one particular field. We constantly strive to achieve extraordinary results for our clients as their most reliable advisor.

Practice Areas

Our firm offers a wide range of legal services, including provision of legal advices with respect to the management and organization of a company, multi-national and cross-border transactions, general corporate matters, IP, IT/IoT/AI, media/entertainment, M&A, anti-trust law matters, finance, complex domestic and international litigation and other dispute resolutions, insolvency, pharmaceuticals/healthcare and real estate.

 

France Côté

Leaders in Law endorses France Côté as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Canada. If you wish to get in touch with France please use the contact information provided above.

France is a patent agent registered to act before the Canadian and United States Patent Offices. France’s expertise allows her to represent a wide range of clients. She works with start-up and multi-national biotechnology companies, as well as domestic and international universities and research institutes. France assists clients in the prosecution and management of patent applications, in the strategic planning of their patent portfolios, due diligence analysis of portfolios and related prospectus drafting for initial public offerings.

Although France’s background is biochemistry, her expertise is varied and includes inventions in the following fields: simple mechanics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and business methods.

She has been active in the training of new biotech patent agents through her involvement with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and McGill University. France has served as Chair of the IPIC/McGill Course Liaison Committee from 1997 to 2001, Assistant director of the 1995 and 1996 IPIC/McGill patent courses and director of the course in 1997.

France started in the profession at Goudreau Gage Dubuc in 1988. France joined Swabey Ogilvy Renault in 1992 and became a partner in 1998. After the merger with Ogilvy Renault, she was the chair of the Montreal IP group from 2003 to 2005. France was a co-founding partner of the Montreal Office of Bereskin & Parr in 2005.

In 2009, France joined Marc to co-found BENOÎT & CÔTÉ.

Awards

Finalist for the “Prix Femme d’affaires du Québec”

This annual award has recognized successful women with brilliant careers in a variety of industries.

The finalists will be honoured at a virtual gala on November 17, 2020.

https://prixfemmesdaffairesduquebec.com/prix/#

Firm Description

BENOÎT & CÔTÉ OFFERS PERSONALIZED AND LEADING-EDGE SERVICES OF A BOUTIQUE FIRM WITH THE RESPECTED AND TRUSTED SECURITY OF A TOP TIER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM.

Having previously worked together and combining over 40 years of experience, co-founders C. Marc Benoît and France Côté envisioned an IP firm that would offer a complete vision of the intellectual property needs of clients, be they inventors, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses or multinational corporations.

In 2009, having brought together a team of patent and trademark professionals covering all areas of expertise, this vision became a reality with the creation of the first BENOÎT & CÔTÉ office in Montréal, Canada. Since then, we have supplied numerous local and international clients with a wide range of services and worked with well-known and highly respected foreign associates in order to maximize IP value.

 

Eno Dodbiba

Leaders in Law endorses Eno Dodbiba as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Eno please use the contact information provided above.

Eno DODBIBA has been involved with IP matter, since 1994, initially on the scope of innovation relay centres networking and exchange projects, part of professional projects between Albania and other countries, pertinent to nature resource management.

The patent and trademark attorney work was initiated after the 1995, as an individual licensed activity from the Albania Patent and Trademark office, with a trademark portfolio and patent matters that have been continuously expanding and growing in the successive 18 years. In the frame of this activity, other affiliations have been solicited and several partnerships established aiming information and dissemination of knowledge and experiences on intellectual property matter, as well as implications from the national perspective, in various relevant fields such as economy, industry and science and respective technologies.
Experience is owned in respect with Albanian regulatory frame applied on IP and related matters, transfer of scientific research and its relevance into development of participatory programs/projects nationwide etc. providing liaison to network of professionals, partners and subjects which are all interested and involved directly or indirectly with the IPRs issues.

The IP practice of Mr. Dodbiba has encouraged, stimulated and supported several SME and economic operators with professional assistance in IPRs areas, copyright, legal aspects and the associated problems including also provision of protection of IPRs with the respective Albanian institutions.

 

Manisha Singh

Leaders in Law endorses Manisha Singh as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in India. If you wish to get in touch with Manisha please use the contact information provided above.

Manisha Singh is a Co- Founder and Partner at LexOrbis, India’s premier Intellectual Property Firm, providing end-to-end IP services and solutions starting from ideation to monetization including, procurement, protection, maintenance and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and assets and other legal services. She has been advising and handling dispute resolutions for a wide range of clients including global technology and pharmaceutical companies, public sector companies, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Bio-technology, Government of India, Indian Oil Corporation, Department of Non-Banking Companies, Reserve Bank of India, to name a few. She regularly represents clients as their litigating counsel at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and has over 20 years of litigation experience practicing at all forums including at the Supreme Court of India, High Court, District Courts and other Tribunals.

Manisha studied law from the one of the premier law schools, The Law Faculty of Delhi University of Delhi after completing her Master’s degree in Economics from Patna.

Manisha is ranked amongst the top and leading lawyers in IP and dispute resolution segments of Indian legal practice by leading law journals and publications. She is known as one of the leading thought leaders in these segments and liked for providing proactive, out of the box, business oriented counselling and representation. She founded LexOrbis in 1997 with a set of like-minded lawyers to bring international perspective to the Indian intellectual property right laws, that were in the process of being integrated with the International IP systems post signing by India of TRIPS Agreement in 1995. She worked closely with the policy makers, judiciary and other stakeholders to establish robust and level playing IP regime in India and she continues to work on critical and high-stake policy related cases.

Her in-depth understanding and knowledge of all the aspects of IPR is reflected in her prolific academic and research based writing in renowned publications worldwide and she has been routinely invited to author articles and commentaries on contemporary IP policies and issues by national and international publications including Managing IP, World Intellectual Property Review, Indian Business Law Journal, IP Frontline, Marques, Mondaq, Asialaw, etc..

Manisha is member of many significant IP forums and professional bodies in India and abroad, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), Asian Patent attorneys Association (APAA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group (PTMG).

Manisha has been widely recognized for her work in the IP space by various national / international associations. Some of her latest accolades include her recognition for Patent prosecution work by the  IAM Patent 1000, 2019; IP Strategist by IAM 300, 2019; IP Star Women of the Year, 2019 by Legal Media Group;  2019 GIPC- Award for Excellence for invaluable services in the field of IP; Recognised amongst India’s Top 100 Lawyers, The A-List by India Business Law Journal; Recognized as Leading Lawyer for IP by Asialaw 2018; Managing Intellectual Property, 2018, recognizing as an IP Star for Litigation and Strategy & Counselling.

Firm Description

LexOrbis is a comprehensive intellectual property law firm based at 3 strategic locations i.e. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, India with clients from all geographies and ethnicities. We advise our global clients on protecting and enforcing their rights in patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, geographic indications and domain names.

We bring together a dynamic and experienced team of attorneys and staff, focused in disseminating appropriate and rational advice on all aspects of intellectual property law.

World-Class IP Law Firm

LexOrbis is a first of its kind law firm that blends technical expertise with legal acumen. We serve as a one-stop shop for all intellectual property issues.  We have extensive domain knowledge and a pool of highly skilled lawyers and technical personnel with thorough& sound IP experience.  We represent clients across all judicial and quasi-judicial forums, including the Intellectual Property Offices, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, District Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court of India.

Engaging with Stakeholders and Policy Makers

Our lawyers include revered leaders in the IP space, especially on the topic of emerging IP scenarios in India. Our attorneys regularly engage with IP stakeholders in India, including the courts and policy makers.  Although we are based in India, we have forged relationships across the globe and regularly work with attorneys and technical experts in 137 countries to protect our clients internationally.

Broad Technical Expertise

Our diverse technical expertise and practical business experience helps us understand your ideas and inventions.  Our attorneys serve a collage of technical fields, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, fast-moving consumer goods, luxury goods and technologically advancedstartups.  We understand the importance of protecting your competitive advantage and we offer a full portfolio of intellectual property services, including:

  • IP Clearances
  • Procurement of Patent, Design, Trademark, Copyright, domain names, geographical rights and registrations in India
  • Maintenance and Renewal of IP Assets
  • Transactional and commercial matters related to IP including assignment, licensing/franchising, Technology and know transfers, Collaborative Research, Contract manufacturing, etc.
  • IP Litigation, Border  Enforcement and criminal enforcement of Trademarks & Copyrights
  • Domain Names
  • Other contentious Intellectual Property matters including Patent and Trademark oppositions, Patents, Designs and copyright cancellation

Cutting-Edge Technology

We have implemented state of the art systems and robust processes to support our clients initiatives.  We are process driven and have on-board systems to enable us to undertake various activities with efficiency, accuracy and precision. We understand that investing in the protection and enforcement of your IP assets is no small matter.  We combine industry benchmarked processes and systems coupled with experienced legalleaders to present to you an array of intellectual property services.

We have a team of experienced lawyers who focus exclusively on intellectual property rights and understand the nuances of this space in terms of business strategy, in India& globally.  The experience we have gained in the past two decades allows us to offer comprehensive assistance and advice to global corporations, small and medium enterprises, emerging businesses, and individuals. Our team has the technical and business experience to help leverage intellectual property as a tool for your business.

Industry Knowledge

Our team has been actively involved in business and research at all levels.  Most of our professionals have worked at the forefront of product development, so they understand your business needs.  Others have participated in cutting-edge research and development, at globally renowned companies and have witnessed how inventions propel businesses forward.

Members of our firm have been involved in leading research efforts in the areas of plant-related genetics, energy management, semiconductors and other ground-breaking innovations.  When you work with our attorneys, you gain a partner who is not only abreast with the intricacies of intellectual property law, but also understands your industry, business and technical background at more than just a perfunctory level.

Industry Relationships

Our professionals regularly engage with intellectual property stakeholders in India and abroad, to understand and address various concerns that beckon attention. Working with intellectual property stakeholders, we can best understand how changes to the law, and its interpretation, may affect your business.

Our firm’s members are associated with the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA), the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), among others.

Recognized Leaders in the IP Field

We pride ourselves in our presence at the forefront of intellectual property in India and in the world.  Our professionals are honorable leaders in the area of IP law and are regularly invited to author articles for the best IP publications and speak at various national and international IPR forums and associations. Recent topics have included Registration of Three-Dimensional Marks; PCT Application and its Intricacies; Patenting Microorganisms and Software Patentability.

In addition, we have published numerous articles in law reviews examining topics of interest from a policy vs practice standpoint in the arena.

Our Competitive Advantage

LexOrbis is among a new generation of intellectual property law firms having expertise and knowledge across the entire IP spectrum.  While the firm was conceived at a point-in-time when the Patent space was undergoing significant changes in India, We have proved to be a front runner in the space .  As for other forms of intellectual property, we continue to engage closely with new and emerging areas of IP law.

Our unique and robust combination of technical, business and legal acumen gives us great competitive advantage.  We are well-rounded professionals who truly understand your needs as a business and as a creator.

We are focused on your success and committed to doing all we can within the realm of intellectual property to enable that success. We look forward to learning more about your business and intellectual property needs.

 

Kevin Huser

Kevin received a B.S. in chemistry from Butler University and a J. D. from Indiana University. He practiced at Krieg Devault, LLP in Indianapolis before joining Maschoff Brennan. Kevin is a registered patent attorney and his legal practice focuses on all aspects of patent law. He has drafted and prosecuted chemical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical patent applications for several Fortune 500 companies and universities. Patents fields include medical devices, surgical instruments, surgical methods and techniques, internal combustion engines, agricultural equipment, pesticides, pest control devices and systems, and variable frequency drives, among many others.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and boating with his wife and their two young children.

Education

– J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2006

– B.S., Butler University, Chemistry, 2003

Practice Focus

– Domestic and International Patent Prosecution

– Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling

– Patentability Opinions

– Patent Infringement and Validity Opinions

– Due Diligence Investigations of IP Portfolios During Acquisition or Merger Transactions

– Defensive Opinions of Non-infringement and Design Around Strategies

Technical Experience

– Medical Devices, Surgical Instruments and Related Techniques and Procedures

– Internal Combustion Engine Controls

– Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems

– Agricultural Equipment

– Refrigeration Systems and Related Controls

– Variable Frequency Drive Control Systems

– Refrigeration Compressors and Related Controls

– Electro-chemical and Optical Analyte Detection Devices

– Analyte Detection Reagents

– Gas Turbine Engines

– Agrochemicals

– Pest Control Systems and Devices

Professional Admissions & Associations

– Utah State Bar

– Indiana State Bar

– Registered Patent Attorney

 

Marius Jakulis Jason

Leaders in Law endorses Marius Jakulis Jason as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Lithuania. If you wish to get in touch with Marius please use the contact information provided above.

Marius is the founder and senior partner of AAA Law. Mr. Jason has been specialising in intellectual property and business law for more than 30 years. He is Lithuanian and European patent attorney. Mr. Jason is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the world’s premiere lawyers specialising in trademarks.

We are AAA Law, a law firm specialising in business and intellectual property law. We are one of the longest-operating firms providing legal services in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

The lawyers, European patent attorneys and legal specialists working for AAA Law provide advice, prepare legal documents and represent clients in pre-trial and European Union institutions and courts.

We are united by our professionalism, our passion for our work, our creativity and our openness to new ideas. In providing legal services we always ensure the highest quality, prompt service and constant attention to the client’s wishes.

 

Jose de Pierola

Intellectual Property Attorney; admitted to Lima Bar Association (Peru) and Alava Bar Association (Spain)

Education

Universidad de San Marcos (Bachelor at Law; Lawyer’s Degree; Doctor in Law); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Diploma in International Air and Space Law); The Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas (Diploma in Comparative Law).

Practice Areas

Patent and trade mark prosecution, oppositions, appeals, cancellation actions, nullity actions, infringement actions at the Peruvian Trade Mark Office; legal actions at the Peruvian Courts; Intellectual Property; General and Procedural Law, Domain Name Dispute Resolution.

Languages: Spanish, English and French.

Associations

Member of the Lima Bar Association, the Peruvian Intellectual Property Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Alava (Spain) Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).

Activities

Lima Bar Association (Member of the Board of Directors 2001-2002)(President Intellectual Property Law Committee 1998 and 2004-2008)(Member of the List of Arbitrators);  Peruvian Industrial Property Association (APPI) (Vice-President 1995-1997, President 1997-1999); Lima Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board of Directors and President of Intellectual Property Committee 2000-2002); American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM PERU) (Member of the Intellectual Property Committee)(Member of the List of Arbitrators); Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) (President Peruvian Group 1997-2010); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) (President Peruvian Group, 1997-2010); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI)(Delegate Peruvian Members 1998-2000); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (member International and Franchising Law Committee 2007); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Member of the List of Domain Name Panelists for .pe)

Volunteer Experience

Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Protection of the poor, weak and sick. Vice-President of the Peruvian Group and Head of Diplomatic Mission in Peru as Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. (February 11, 1999 until June 17, 2005).

 

Rogelio Nicandro

Rogelio Nicandro (Senior Partner), is a member of the Executive Board and the head of the Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on intellectual property, litigation, and arbitration.

Roger started practicing law immediately after the bar when he was invited by his professor, William R. Veto, a commercial law authority and senior counsel at Tañada Carreon Tañada, to be his legal assistant. He handled civil and commercial litigation (mostly bank cases) at the trial and appellate level. He also handled insurance and intellectual property, variegated contracts, and prepared opinions for his banking clientele.

Roger joined the firm in 1969. In his early years, his practice was concentrated on litigation, civil and commercial, with some criminal cases. He was also into contracts, banking, corporations, intellectual property, and condominiums. He is a pioneer in condominium law practice, having been counsel for the earliest condominium projects in the Philippines.

Roger has acted as panel chairman and arbitrator in significant cases and has been elected since 1996 as trustee of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, the country’s foremost arbitration center.

In 1999, he became the head of the intellectual property department of the firm. He regularly attends international IP congresses where he often contributes country reports and position papers. He was director and Vice-President for several terms of the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association of the Philippines and is past president of the Licensing Executives Society International, Philippine Group.

From 1987 to 2011, Roger was a legal consultant of the Asian Development Bank. He also taught Election Law in Ateneo Law School for eight years. He was lead counsel of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), particularly, for its successful accreditation as the citizen’s arm for the snap presidential elections of 1986 before the Marcos-controlled Commission on Elections. He likewise handled human rights cases and became Counsel General of the Brotherhood of Nationalistic, Involved and Free Attorneys to Combat Injustice and Oppression (BONIFACIO), a human rights lawyers’ group. He is past president of the Legal Management Association of the Philippines.

Roger received his A.B. Philosophy degree from San Beda College and is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila School of Law.

 

Peter Franke

Peter Franke has the depth and breadth of experience to bring a clear focus to your IP strategies.

Peter holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science, with a major in physics, from the University of Melbourne. He qualified as an Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in 1990, and is also registered to practice in New Zealand. Peter has previously held senior roles, including as Chairman, in a major Australian patent attorney firm. Peter’s patent practice has encompassed a wide range of technologies and industries, including: medical devices, including mechanical, electrical, software and materials aspects of implantable, surgical and external devices, imaging and diagnostic methods; software and internet services; sustainable technologies, including power storage, hydrogen generation, water treatment, solar thermal systems, and photovoltaics; electronic and mechanical devices; building products; computer hardware; telecommunications systems and services; gaming systems including slot games and table games; and optical systems including fibre optics. Peter also has an active trade mark practice, having acted for major Australian and international companies.

PATENTS PRACTICE:

You invest a lot of time, money and effort into the development of new technologies that represent a competitive advantage for your products or services. You need to prevent competitors from gaining an income at your expense by copying.

Franke Hyland drafts patents for a wide range of technologies and then manages the entire application process in Australia, New Zealand and internationally to achieve the best protection for your invention.

Our services include conducting searches of patent and other publications to determine and advise on the patentability of new technologies, and can also advise on whether your new project might infringe other people’s patent rights.

Patents form a very important part of an overall Intellectual Property strategy that allows you the achieve the most useful protection available within the constraints of your budget.

IP strategy, and balancing the intersection of IP law, business and technology underpin all of Peter’s work.  Peter has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting to grant patents in Australia, and taking them to grant around the world.  He is also experienced in pre and post grant procedure in Australia, including oppositions, re-examination and amendment processes.  He regularly provides expert reports to assist due diligence, IPO and related activities.  Peter also counsels clients and provides opinions on infringement and validity issues.