The firm was formed in 1993, and now has a substantial patent client base in a wide range of technologies.

We provide a cost competitive service for overseas attorneys for filing Patents, Designs and Trade Marks in both Australia and New Zealand.

A.P.T acts for local clients for general mechanical patents and additionally has a strong practice in biotechnology, medically oriented, nutritional, as well as software patents. Some of the more general technical areas in which APT manages patent portfolios include defence technology, shipping, harvester technologies, architectural and building fixtures, air conditioning and water management.

Our Trade Marks practice, includes managing a number of overseas wine Trade Mark portfolio, particularly in Asian countries, the United States of America, and Europe, as well as a substantial portfolio of Australian food Trade Marks and pharmaceutical Trade Marks, in addition to a range of others.

The firm has represented and is representing clients in a number of disputes including several involving Australian Patent, Trade Mark and Design matters at IP Australia. We are acting as instructing attorneys in a number of disputes conducted in countries other than Australia and New Zealand.

Clients include Australian government departments, authorities and research organisations, pharmaceutical companies, tertiary institutions, biotechnology companies, defence contactors, research institutions, many small to medium enterprises and individual innovators as well as a large number of overseas clients.

The Offices of A.P.T. are in Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, with a population of 1.6 million. Adelaide has a very strong tradition in education and basic research, with a moderately sized manufacturing sector and strong agricultural sector. South Australia is the premier wine producing state in Australia and is also has a strongly developing mining sector. We also have a strong applied research sector and elaborately transformed manufacture sector, with particular growth in defence technology. The following site provides more information about South Australia.