Intellectual Property Strategy

Technology Outcomes has over 30 years of experience helping product development teams to obtain hard-to-get patents for their technologies. Our lead consultant Gottfried Lichti PhD is a named inventor on more than 10 patent families.

Technology Outcomes’ Offers A Range Of IP Based Services


Patent Searches

Technology Outcomes will expertly search through the available patent literature and provide customised reports in order to indicate whether an invention is patentable or not

Patent Search

Free-To-Use Patents

Whatever your technology, there is a huge amount of useful information contained in the patent literature and often this information is free-to-use in Australia

Free To Use Patents

Patent Protection

Technology Outcomes are a leading Australian based patent protection consultancy with expertise in obtaining hard-to-get patents. Groups working with us have a significantly higher success rate in getting patents granted compared to when they work with a patent attorney alone.

Patent Protection

Technology Partnership Analysis

A technology partnership analysis can be useful in locating technology partners in a range of potential scenarios including such as when obtaining a technology license from a third party, starting in-house product development or reducing in-house development costs

Technology Partnership Analysis

Competitor IP Analysis

We can show you potential ways to circumvent your competitor’s patent based intellectual property strategy

Competitor IP Analysis

Government Grants For Patents

The cost of some (but not all) activities in patent development can be claimed under the Government R&D Tax Incentive
scheme. We work with a network of specialists to provide advice on all aspects of tax incentive documentation

R&D Tax Incentive

Core Expertise

  • Intellectual Property Auditing

    Even if a patent is registered and paid for it does not guarantee that its contents are fit for your company’s market-entry purposes. Depending on the scenario a patent that looks to have secure claims may in face be easy to circumvent.

  • IP Due Diligence

    IP due diligence in regards to patents is the process of examining the quality of a company’s patent or patent portfolio (this process can be extremely useful prior to buying a technology company or buying a license from a technology company). IP Due Diligence is also highly useful when planning to partner with a technology company.

  • Understanding How Patent Examiners Think

    We understand the patent examination process and how patent examiners think. Instead of trying to push through patents that have no chance of being granted we will change the patent narrative to align with the patent examiners mindset. This leads to a greater over all rate of success in obtaining hard to get patents.

  • Streamline your interaction with patent attorneys

    Allowing Technology Outcomes to tailor your intellectual property package in co-operation with a patent attorney will reduce the overall costs of utilising a patent attorney. We will reduce the cost of tasks that a patent attorney does not need to do but would otherwise charge a much higher hourly rate to complete.

  • High level expertise in both technology development and IP procurement

    Technology Outcomes has the unique experience to act as a technology-to-patent professional facilitator as our background is based in both early phase private enterprise technology development and end-to-end patent procurement. Our team draws on the following experience:

  • Coordination of Technical Information For Use in Patents

    A core expertise of Technology Outcomes is to investigate complex and voluminous technical information held by the client (in notebooks and lab reports and workshop reports) in order to develop a patent narrative with maximum distance from prior art.


30 years experience in technology development and IP procurement

Cost Effective

Streamline your interaction and spend less time with higher cost patent attorneys

Understand Patent Examiners

Fighting with a patent examiner is pointless. We know how to work alongside them to get the best results

Patent Narrative Experts

The patent narrative we develop will distance your technology from competitors and prior art

IP and Commercialisation Background

No one has more experience in both areas of IP protection and Technology Commercialisation

Clear Communication

Understand the costs and process of technology patenting. We understand the inventor perspective as well as the patent attorney perspective

  • Address:

    1/49 Cooper St Essendon, 3040 Melbourne Australia

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  • Opening hours:

    8am-5pm Mon - Fri

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We are excited to find out more about your technology package and where it sits in the commercialisation pathway! Please don't hesitate to make contact so we can chat, zoom or grab a coffee!

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