Litigation / ADR


Patent Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution services provided by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers.

Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers was the first law firm in Australia to specialise exclusively in IP law and has a depth of experience in IP litigation that is unparalleled in Australia.

Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers was the first law firm in Australia to specialise exclusively in intellectual property (IP) and are recognised for our expertise in trade marks, patents, designs and copyright law. We help our clients to protect and extract commercial returns from these valuable business assets. We have extensive experience in pursuing and defending proceedings for infringement, invalidity, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct.

Immediate access to the firm’s technical and scientific patent attorney expertise means we are able to provide our clients with integrated solutions in the management and protection of their patent rights. This resource has proved particularly useful in the many complex patent cases we have conducted in the Federal Court.

We act for a large number of local and international companies across a broad range of industries including information technology, telecommunications, mining, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer products. Many of our clients are referred by other patent attorney firms or by law firms with a more general practice who recognise the need for specialist IP services.

Intellectual property is a significant asset in business and our aim is to achieve the best possible commercial result for our clients. In litigious matters, this could mean adopting a robust and aggressive style or, alternatively, a conciliatory stance to achieve a commercially desirable settlement.


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