Why use Foundry Intellectual Property for your Australian and New Zealand cases?

The right experience - our attorneys:

  • are registered Australian and New Zealand patent and trade mark attorneys – Foundry Intellectual Property is a “one stop shop” for your Australian and New Zealand cases
  • have achieved excellence in a broad range of technical qualifications:
    * Andrew Jones PhD (Chem) 
      * Lester Miller BE (Mech)
      * Joe Seisdedos BSc (Hons) MSc BEc LLB MIP
  • have spent over 17 years working in Intellectual Property, almost all at top-tier firms, and
  • have experience in all aspects of the patent and design processes, including:
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications for chemical, mechanical, electronic and softwarew inventions
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting design applications
    • validity and infringement advice
    • Australian and New Zealand IP filing strategy
    • patent watches and third party observations

Sensible pricing

  • Top-tier experience, but not top-tier prices (Andrew's hourly rate is about 30% less than the hourly rates of similarly experienced attorneys in some of the top-tier firms)
  • Innovative pricing for routine prosecution:
    • The majority of our routine prosecution charges are fixed – the only exception being our charge for responding to Examiner’s reports (for which we charge an hourly rate, but with a cap that depends on whether the response is likely to be straightforward, moderate or complex – we will indicate this when forwarding the Examiner’s report to you, so that you and your client have budget certainty)
    • Discounts for multiple filings in the same calendar year (we discount our filing charges by 5% for the third and fourth filing and by 10% for the fifth and each subsequent filing). This discount also applies to our charges for requesting examination, if this is instructed at the time of filing. Great service!

  • Prompt and personal service – you will deal with us personally throughout the entire prosecution process, and we guarantee to provide a fast turnaround time
  • Unless exceptional circumstances apply, we guarantee to:
    • report developments to you within two weeks of receiving the relevant correspondence – if we don’t, we will reduce our charges by 5%
    • respond to Examiner’s reports within 4 weeks of receiving your complete instructions – if we don’t, we will reduce our charges by 5%.

Our schedule of charges for foreign associates is available on request.