Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

PO Box 323, Collins Street West, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Contact: Davin Merritt
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/ Phone: 03 9614 1944

For over 125 years, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has been a leading full service intellectual property firm helping clients protect their IP in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Today, we employ more than 40 highly skilled and experienced patent and trade marks attorneys across offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, and regularly visit clients in regional and rural areas of Australia.


All our professionals are experts in their field. We are responsive to client needs and place a strong emphasis on providing excellent service. We provide a tailored approach to meet individual objectives with a focus on achieving cost-effective, commercial outcomes. Our aim is to make your experience in obtaining IP protection easy and rewarding.


Our Engineering team is one of the most experienced and diversely qualified in Australia. We also have specialist Chemical Engineering, Resource and Sustainability and Clean Technology teams. As engineers, we understand both the technical nature of your developments, as well as the commercial importance of protecting your inventions, and can help identify possible areas for future development of your IP. Our team advises a range of clients from individual inventors to multi-national manufacturers. With extensive experience across a range of engineering fields, we are well-equipped to assist you in protecting all aspects of your invention through patents and designs. 


We offer a range of IP services through three key organisations – each one specialising in specific areas of intellectual property. Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is our patent and trade mark attorney practice, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers is a law firm practising exclusively in IP law, and IP Organisers is our wholly owned research and investigations company. POF can help with all aspects of IP from conception to enforcement. We do this through patents, designs, trade marks, legal services, copyright and investigation.