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We are passionate about your innovations, and about ensuring you develop and realise the greatest commercial value for your intellectual property assets.

We love to ‘get our hands dirty’ and work best when we can delve into your business to understand your innovations, what you want to do with these inventions and how to best protect them.

Our point of difference is that we provide integrated patent advisory and protection services. We look at your patentable ideas alongside your intellectual property portfolio, and in conjunction with the broader commercial considerations for your business.

We also provide commercialisation advice to assist companies wishing to expand into new and international markets, with significant experience in corporate structuring to fully exploit your intellectual assets in both a risk and tax effective manner.

Whether you are seeking to apply for, defend, enforce or commercialise a patent, locally or internationally, mdp guides your business through every step in the process.

mdp’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys practice is led by Gavin Doherty, who has more than two decades of experience in domestic and international patent applications. Gavin is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost patent attorneys, having managed the world-renowned intellectual property portfolios for two of Australia’s most innovative companies, Cochlear Limited and Orbital Engine Company. He has also been a patent examiner with the Australian Patent Office, giving him a unique insight into the inner workings of the Patent Office and its policies, which maximises the potential of obtaining effective and enforceable patent rights for clients. With a mechanical engineering qualification, Gavin is a rare breed of patent attorney who is across both technical and commercial issues.

Our Services

mdp offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of intellectual property services including:

  • Patent, trade mark and design strategy and searching services;
  • National and international patent, trade mark and design filing and prosecution services;
  • Patent and trade mark opposition services;
  • Copyright advice;
  • Intellectual property enforcement services (including litigious matters); and
  • Intellectual property commercialisation services

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