As we look to the future, we recognise that innovation must be directed toward solving some of the world’s major environmental challenges. The development of green technology, such as wind turbines and solar panels, is critical for addressing the challenges of global climate change, promoting sustainable economic growth and reducing dependency on sources of fossil fuel.

To address these challenges, the ingenuity and creativity of researchers, scientists, engineers and inventors must be properly harnessed and protected. Inventors must not be undermined by lax enforcement of IP rights or a lack of understanding about the positive role of IP.

Our Clean Technology and Sustainability team brings together professionals from a variety of technical backgrounds to service the intellectual property (IP) needs of local and international clients in this exciting and rapidly evolving area. We have a highly qualified and experienced team that can assist in all aspects of IP protection, including patents, trade marks, commercialisation, licensing and designs.

We have worked with many clients in highly sophisticated fields including:

  • Bioenergy
  • Biofuels
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Carbon neutral industrial processes
  • Clean coal
  • Clean technologies
  • Electricity storage
  • Environmental impact monitoring
  • Geothermal
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Ocean power
  • Recycling technologies
  • Solar power
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Ventilation systems
  • Water saving and filtration
  • Wind power

Our clients include leading universities, research institutes, start-ups and multinational corporations. We also pride ourselves on working with sole inventors who, with help from our professionals, have successfully obtained IP protection.

Who to contact

BEng(Hons) FIPTA

Davin is the firm’s engineering team coordinator and leads both the designs and sustainability and clean technologies teams. He joined Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in 1992 and gained several years’ experience in patent and design searching in our information systems department.

To find out more, please contact Davin at davin.merritt@pof.com.au