Mann IP | Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Mann IP is a specialist firm of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys based in Australia. We have significant expertise and experience in securing patent protection for software and computer-related inventions.

We work with both local and international clients and provide world-class services at very competitive prices.

Our software and computing practice

Our firm's principal, Alistair Mann, has a Masters degree in Computer Science (First Class Honours) from the University of Bristol, UK and was formerly a professional software and systems engineer. Alistair spent several years working in the video games and visual effects industries in London prior to becoming an Australian registered patent attorney.

Alistair has worked with engineers (both in Australia and internationally) to help them secure patent protection in technical fields that include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital rights management
  • GPU-level graphics processing
  • Image recognition
  • Mobile storage
  • Motion detection
  • Networked virtualized resource management
  • Telepresence systems
  • VR systems
  • Virtualized storage management

Technical fluency

We have technical competence in a diverse range of fields and are able to communicate effectively with engineers operating in a variety of computer-related disciplines. This includes application and systems-level software design (including embedded systems), hardware design and networking.

Although we do not necessarily need to see code when preparing software-based patent specifications, should the need arise we are fluent in the following programming and scripting languages:

  • C (including its various flavours such as C++, C# and Objective C)
  • Haskell
  • Java
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • SQL

We also have a good working knowledge of the following development frameworks and environments:

  • Android SDK
  • LAMP stack
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Unity
  • Xcode / Cocoa


We are prepared to agree capped and fixed prices for all software patent applications that we prepare and file.

We maintain an efficient business structure which enables us to avoid unnecessary overheads and deliver high quality services at very competitive prices.

Please get in touch with us for a free quote or consultation (by phone or in person).

Contact us

Send an enquiry