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Chemistry & Materials

Chemistry and materials science play a critical role across many different industries, including medicine, energy, electronics and manufacturing.

The attorneys in our highly regarded Chemistry & Materials team have technical expertise that spans across the chemical and materials sciences – we will always have an attorney in our team who will understand and appreciate all the nuances of your invention.

Our Chemistry & Materials practice group is also highly experienced, with some members having worked in patents and IP for more than 30 years, most holding PhDs and having considerable research experience in a chemical science, and a number completing postdoctoral research.

Our legal and technical expertise underpins our ability to provide you with commercially-relevant advice and to assist you at all stages of the innovation lifecycle – from innovation capture to securing IP rights and commercialisation. Our team has a wealth of experience in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent applications and providing quality (in)validity analyses and freedom to operate (FTO) opinions.

The Madderns team also has extensive experience in running oppositions and re-examinations before the Australian Patent Office as well as oppositions before the European Patent Office. The team has also assisted in litigation before the Federal Court. With significant experience at hand, our team can also assist you in navigating IP risks and effectively enforcing your IP.

The Madderns team is committed to delivering a highly-specialised IP service, backed by our commercial insight and creative thinking. We work with universities and research institutes to create commercially-valuable patent portfolios. Our team also helps companies create and maintain strong patent portfolios to ensure their IP is protected in Australia and abroad.

Expertise covers the following areas:

  • Formulation
  • Polymers
  • Nanotechnology
  • Agrochemicals
  • Materials Science
  • Cosmetics
  • Lubricants
  • Energetic Materials
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Composites
  • Thin Films
  • Material Synthesis
  • Oil Refining
  • Mineral Processing
  • Catalysts
  • Medicinal Chemistry