About Us

Firstly, supported by decades of industry-leading experience in technology commercialisation, FAL IP delivers high quality, timely, and commercially‐minded intellectual property services.

Additionally, as a boutique Australian provider based in Melbourne and Canberra, FAL IP has the flexibility to tailor its intellectual property services to each client. Therefore, we understand that providing the right advice requires an in‐depth understanding of not just intellectual property law, but of what intellectual property our clients possess or require and how this may (or may not) fit with their commercial objectives.

Moreover, the FAL IP team includes registered patent and trade mark attorneys experienced in applying for and registering patents, designs and trade marks in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, FAL IP has an established global network of associates to provide world-wide protection.

Specifically, FAL IP acts for universities, research institutes, State and Federal Government departments, start‐ups, and stock exchange listed entities alike with each receiving intellectual property services matched to their commercial needs and objectives.

Finally, FAL IP is backed by FAL Lawyers, an Australian law firm internationally recognised as at the forefront of technology commercialisation. FAL Lawyers have negotiated licensing and commercialisation deals in industry sectors, from biotechnology and agribusiness to mining and defence.

For more detail on how FAL Lawyers can assist, see www.fal-lawyers.com.au.

IP Team

Learn more about our friendly, professional, and diligent team who are here to assist you.



Peter has more than 20 years’ experience advising listed companies, Commonwealth and State government agencies, Cooperative Research Centres, higher education providers, SMEs, not-for-profit funded research bodies and healthcare organisations.



Jenni is arguably Australia’s leading authority on establishing research entities such as industry growth and innovation centres, Cooperative Research Centres and is also recognised as a leading lawyer in the life sciences.


Patent & Trade Marks Attorney and Partner

Rhys brings 15 years experience in patent law and applies his technical background in process engineering to assist clients in as diverse areas as biomedical and diagnostic devices, energy systems and construction technologies.


Patricia Obeid

IP Coordinator

Trish has over 20+ years of experience in Intellectual Property working as a senior administrator, trade mark searcher, paralegal, and IP Manager in top-tier firms. Trish brings a wealth of experience in trade marks, patents, and designs to her role as the IP Co-Ordinator.

Sarah Moorfoot

Trade Marks Attorney & Patent Technician

Sarah graduated a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours, from Monash University in 2012. She is currently studying her Masters in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne, to become a registered Patent Attorney. Sarah received her Trade Mark Attorney registration early 2023.

Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Senior Trade mark Attorney

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property (IP), gaining her registration as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2001. Michelle enjoys assisting both local and foreign clients in all aspects of Trade Mark Law, Design Law and domain name matters.

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