Patent Lawyer vs Patent Attorney

In Australia the role of a Patent Attorney is often confused with a Patent Lawyer.  “Patent Lawyer” is a common search mistake when seeking patent protection or dealing with patent infringement.  This is because a Patent Lawyer isn’t a recognised position in Australia.

Are you looking to protect your patent in Australia, New Zealand or overseas?
Seeking patent advice?
Or believe your patent is being infringed upon?

Australian registered Patent Attorneys specialise in patent law and in general have a more proficient knowledge of the statutory law and case law, as they deal with these matters daily.

Whether you’re looking to file, renew or dispute a patent in Australia, a Patent Attorney is likely to be your initial point of contact.  At Wynnes we can help identify and protect your IP, provide options and recommendations, and provide you with the right knowledge to better understand patent protection and its benefits. 

Wynnes can help you identify and protect your IP assets

If you would like Wynnes to help identify your IP, provide options and recommendations, we are happy to discuss your situation with you in person, over the phone, via email or web chat.

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Let us help you grow and protect your business.
We are here to listen, provide assistance and help you protect your important IP assets.


Do you require legal representation in a patent dispute?

Lawyers provide representation in legal disputes and court proceedings.  However, attorneys are often consulted as they specialise in patent law and are best equipped for providing practical and experienced advice. 

Speak to Wynnes first and we’ll be able to provide the best advice for all patent needs.


  • Glenn Knight - K-Valve

    "Ewen [Wynne] was super helpful.  Our first meeting was 2 hours long and he always said that if I had any questions that I could call him"

  • Belinda Scott and Crystal McGregor - Puctto

    “Ewen just made the process easy.  He explained things well and it wasn’t too complicated to understand”.

  • Peter Coman - InDesign Technologies

    "I felt so comfortable with Philipp and with the team at Wynnes, that I didn’t need or want to go anywhere else for IP advice and protection."

  • Andrew Fanning - Grydale

    "A friend of mine strongly recommended to see Ewen. As soon as I met with him and started discussing my idea, I knew that I was in capable hands."