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FPA Patent Attorneys


Member Contact: James Cherry

Position: Managing Director

Industry: Industry Support Services

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With a highly experienced biotech and pharma team based in our Melbourne office, we are proud to work with and support Australia’s leading biotech and pharma institutes and companies. When you partner with FPA Patent Attorneys, you gain access to Australia’s most diversely experienced patent attorneys in the human and agribiotech and pharma sector, and some of the finest legal minds in your industry.

We are more than just patent attorneys. FPA Patent Attorneys provide expert professional and strategic advice from the inception of an idea to the commercialisation and protection of it around the globe. The services we offer are personalised and tailored to our clients’ needs, and as the only Australian patent attorney firm associated with a large, international, full service corporate law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, we are also able to offer clients access to specialists in related areas of commercial law. This means boutique-style patent services with the certainty of large commercial firm resources.

Every client’s needs are unique. This is why our expertise and understanding of the biotech and pharma sector from both a scientific, industry and legal perspective is critical. We understand our clients and their business needs and objectives, and partner with them to guide their business through all of their patent and intellectual property issues, especially when dealing with the sensitivities associated with technologies such as gene patenting and stem cells. By ensuring our people understand the different business environments in which our clients work and the challenges they face, we are able to develop practical, adaptable and individualised patent strategies to enable our clients to gain maximum rewards for their inventions.

FPA Patent Attorneys technical range of expertise includes:
• Antibody technology and characterisation
• Gene silencing and RNA interference
• Infectious diseases, particularly viral infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis
• Stem cell isolation and culture
• Protein structure and function
• Cancer biology and genetics
• Food and beverage technology
• Yeast genetics & molecular biology
• Organic chemistry, particularly nucleoside chemistry
• Pharmaceutical formulation
• Genetics
• Cosmetics and transdermal technologies
• Immunology including immunotherapies such as prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.
• Nutraceuticals


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