Universities and Research

Universities and Research

Technical expertise and experience in the universities and research sector 

Davies Collison Cave has a long history of assisting Australian and international universities and research institutions to identify, protect and commercialise their research and development programs.

Our patent and trade mark attorneys and intellectual property lawyers have the technical expertise to recognise the value of  cutting edge research.

We employ only the best and brightest legal minds. And many of our attorneys have higher degrees and post-doctoral research experience. They truly connect with and can speak the language of our academic research clients.

Our history in university and research institute sector

Our experience with  Australian universities goes back to the early twentieth century. The esteemed chemist, Dr Leslie Davies, headed the firm’s patent practice after  many years as an academic at The University of Melbourne.

We have worked with CSIRO over the years to  protect some of Australia’s  most significant inventions. And recent work with medical research institutes has helped commercialise some  key medical innovations.

We understand  the pressures upon researchers and technology transfer professionals in universities and research institutions. Our attorneys are well equipped to tailor IP  strategies that meet the specific needs of this sector.

Deep understanding of sector and government policy framework

Davies Collison Cave is the preferred IP law specialist service provider for several universities, medical research institutes and government research organisations. We are also a member and active participant in Knowledge Commercialisation Australia, the peak body for technology transfer professionals in Australian and New Zealand universities and research institutes. We are connected with the leaders in the sector and well informed about government policy and incentives.