Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Many scientific challenges that are faced today arise because of limitations of materials that are currently available. There are also practical limitations associated with chemicals, energy and processes that are used to make valuable materials and products. Breakthroughs in chemical engineering and materials science are therefore likely to have a significant impact on future developments and technologies.

At Davies Collison Cave we understand that intellectual property will play an important role in supporting innovation in these technical fields. We also understand that chemical engineering and materials science are interdisciplinary fields. Our team of attorneys has a suitably broad range of qualifications and industry experience, with many of them holding doctoral degrees and having relevant industry experience.

We have capability in all relevant technology areas including:

  • Polymers and polymer related technologies
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Fuel cell technologies
  • Packaging technology
  • Bonding and other surface technologies
  • Ceramics, metals and alloys
  • Carbon and graphene technologies
  • Renewable energy production
  • Clean coal
  • Co2 capture and storage
  • Advanced materials production and processing
  • Fibre and textile technology
  • Sensing and photonics.

We enjoy strong ties with academic and industry groups such as the Society of Plastic Engineers, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute polymer division, Composites Australia and the Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymer Alliance group.

We understand the complexity  involved in commercialising technology in the chemical and materials industry. Our trade mark and commercial lawyers are experts in this field. They will identify and protect your distinctive branding and draft appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.