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
Francis

Partner

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
Lightowlers

Partner

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.

Rhys
Munzel

Patent Attorney and Senior Associate

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.

Maddison Reznik

Lawyer and Trade Mark Attorney

Maddison was admitted to the legal profession in early 2019 and commenced her career in intellectual property with FAL IP in 2020. Her interest in intellectual property law was sparked from meeting inspiring IP lawyers and judges when growing up, through the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

Sarah Moorfoot

Trainee Patent & Trade mark Attorney

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 and Trade Marks Attorney.

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