Intellectual Property

With the top five companies in the world being technology companies, intellectual property could not be more important to business today. IP should be an integral part of every organisation’s strategy, whether you identify as a technology company or not.

IP is a key strategic advantage in today’s business environment, making identifying, protecting, commercialising or litigating your intellectual property all the more important.

Aitken Partners’ IP team is a leading Australian IP practice helping organisations to identify, protect, acquire, divest, commercialise and litigate their IP assets both within Australia and internationally. With lawyers dual qualified in science, business and with real world business experience, we understand your business and the technological changes underway in your industry.

Our team can assist in the full range of intellectual property requirements including advice on :

  • Protection available for your IP;
  • Due diligence on and ownership of IP;
  • IP commercialisation and transactions;
  • IP litigation.
  • unfair preference claims;
  • uncommercial transactions;
  • insolvent trading claims;
  • other aspects of the investigatory process relating to insolvency administrations; and
  • the Personal Property Securities Register.

We have considerable experience in dealing with ASIC and other regulators, including regulatory examinations (pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001, ASIC Act 2001 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966) and court actions.

Our team also has considerable experience in advising on Part X Personal Insolvency Agreements and mortgagee sales of property. We also have experience in the administration of the Bankruptcy Act 1966, which includes acting for the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy, the Inspector General in Bankruptcy, registered trustees as well as persons facing bankruptcy or persons who have become bankrupt. Our experience includes assisting and advising trustees in relation to asset recovery investigations and other matters, and commencing and defending legal proceedings.