QANTM is the owner of two of Australia’s leading intellectual property (IP) firms Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd (DCC) and FPA Patent Attorneys Pty Ltd (FPA).
The firms offer their clients a suite of IP related services associated with the creation, protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP rights. Following listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in August 2016, the firms have transitioned from private partnerships into a listed public company structure. The firms continue to operate as separate businesses, and in accordance with professional conduct laws and regulations, the firms maintain strict standards of confidentiality in relation to client information.
The firms’ principal market is Australia where each firm services both local and international clients. In jurisdictions outside of Australia, New Zealand and, in the case of DCC, Singapore, the firms typically service their clients using Foreign Associates. The firms also represent clients directly in New Zealand and assist clients to secure and enforce IP rights across the world, through a network of trusted associates.
With more than 135 highly qualified professionals and over 260 years combined history, DCC and FPA (with their predecessor firms) have a strong track record in providing IP services to a broad range of Australian and international clients, ranging from start-up technology businesses to Fortune 500 multinationals, public research institutions and universities. In total the group has over 370 employees across major offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore.