I am Fidel Dela Paz, Principal of protectmyidea.com.au. I am a patent and trade marks attorney, registered in Australia and New Zealand, with 20+ years of experience in the intellectual property (IP) profession.
I gained experience from working in the biggest IP firms in Sydney and Perth in all aspects of the IP profession including:
Patents: drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications in Australia, USA, Europe, Asian countries and international PCT applications; providing patent validity and infringement opinions, patent oppositions; enforcing patents and defending clients in infringement matters;
Trade Marks: trade mark searching, filing trade mark applications, providing advice, trade mark enforcement and oppositions;
Designs: filing design applications, searching, enforcement, providing design validity and infringement opinions.
I am a clear and straight communicator and clients trust my advice. You will get personalised service, big firm expertise, without the big firm price.
Diploma in Intellectual Property Practice, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia Academy of Education, 27 April 2004
Registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Examinations, 1998 to 2000, with Credit in drafting, registered 2 April 2001.
Masters in Legal Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, 1998 to 1999, awarded course prize for highest mark in Trade Marks Law
Bachelor of Mechanical (Mechatronic) Engineering (Hons), University of Sydney, 1994 to 1997
Outside of work
I’m a keen surfer, boxer and mountain biker!
Where are we based?
With modern technology, this is mostly no longer relevant. We can serve you wherever you are. We deal with ip australia (the australian patent and trade marks office) and iponz (the new zealand patent office) electronically. We also deal with about 90% of our clients by phone and email only.
We have clients from all over the country and from overseas such as hong kong, new zealand, china and the usa.
Physically, we are in sydney. We can have a face to face meeting if you wish.
Free consultations and free general advice
You are welcome to call us anytime – free of charge – these calls to us will not incur any advice charges. Clients often call us for simple questions that come to mind – you will never be charged for these calls. Many clients call to update us on the progress of their product commercially. These are often beneficial as we can provide some advice on what to look out for and what to avoid from an IP protection perspective.
If a question requires a more substantive analysis and answer, we will advise you of the cost for providing such service and obtain your cost approval before proceeding.
Recently prepared and filed client patent applications
CONCRETE SLEEPER RETAINING WALL INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY
Electronic Kick Drum Assembly
TOOLLESS FIN MOUNT ASSEMBLY
BOXING BAG FRAME
NEW TAP VALVE SEAT SETTING TOOL
MOULD FOR FOOD PRODUCT
GPS MACHINE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLY FOR MOTOR-GRADERS
Photovoltaic Electricity Generation Apparatus
Protect My Idea
Phone: 02 8488 2200
Mobile: 0403 244 680
Address: PO BOX 5005
Empire Bay NSW 2257
I found Fidel after I did a Google search in frustration with the attitude and costs of so many other Patent Lawyers.
These are the following benefits of working with Fidel:
He is a registered Patent Lawyer, so you are not dealing with a middle man.
He does what he says he is going to do.
He calls you back, usually within one hour.
He gives good advice and explains things.
He charges far less than other people do.
He does not ask you to sign cost agreements.
He gives you a fixed price up front
He just gets the job done in quick and professional manner.
I would not hesitate in recommending Fidel for all your patent protection business requirements.
Thank you for lodging our Patent Application for our idea. Throughout the process you have been easy to talk to and extremely efficient at responding to our concerns/questions. Your preliminary advice and information packages set us up for an easy and enjoyable experience in protecting our idea.
It then follows that we became very comfortable and at ease with the work you were undertaking and when presented with the working draft prior to the final documents, you included items and scenarios that we had not thought of. These inclusions definitely assisted us well, knowing that our idea is protected from others.
Thank you for your professionalism and your friendly approach to a matter that we were not familiar with in the first instance, but know, with your assistance we understand the Patent process.
I approached Fidel to help my company apply for our first patent. Filing a patent is not a simple task as I learned especially within the electronics field, but Fidel was always available to discuss the patent application and clear open communication was evident throughout the process of filing our patent with Fidel. We will be using Fidel again to complete future patents.
Fidel has done a great job at patenting our idea and we couldn’t believe how quick and simple the whole process Fidel made for us. He is a very knowledgeable individual and is dedicated and hardworking as well. Easy to communicate with, thank you Fidel for being an absolute great help with our IP issues.
We thank Fidel for all his help with our patent application. We had not done anything like this before and had some communication problems at first. We panicked as we had gone ahead a few more steps than we should have, he jumped into action and all was taken care of and ok within 24 hrs.
We would recommend him to anyone who is thinking of protecting an idea that they want to commercialise. We thought about doing our own application and realised quite quickly that we were out of our depth.
Fidel put together an application we could never have done covering a lot more than we ever imagined might or would come up, his work far exceeded our expectations and the level of content and complexity that the patent included was exactly what we needed. We look forward to all the next steps we are going to do without any worry as we know we are in good hands.
After completing two provisional patents, I have been very impressed by what Fidel has completed from just a brief meeting, a few emails and a handful of drawings. More than a patent attorney, I regard Fidel as being my personal advisor and value his opinion – an expert in his chosen field.
Fidel has been very patient every step of the way through the patenting process. it was hard finding a balance between work and studying and Fidel was very tolerant. I rang Fidel up after discovering protectmyidea.com.au , he was available for a discussion immediately. Fidel was available for a discussion whenever I called.
The patenting process was made clear and several drafts was issued. The price was shown from start to end there were no surprises in fees. I high recommend Fidel as your patenting solicitor and would definitely recommend it to others
After much research on the internet, it became apparent that the innovation patent I filed myself was possibly not the right patent. As I live in the country, my research is pretty much on the internet and phone. Luckily, I found Fidel’s business protectmyidea. I phoned Fidel, and after speaking with him personally, I decided after a couple more days’ research and comparison, that I trusted and respected his knowledge enough to divulge my invention.
We then discovered the innovation patent I filed had been approved and will be published that very day so we had 6 hours to file a new provisional patent application. Fidel was unfazed, he worked till just before midnight to finish my provisional patent to ensure it was filed on the same day as the innovation patent was published. A very close call, and only possible because of Fidel.
As I said I live in the country and have two children and a farm with animals to look after, and a part time job, the reality of me driving 3 hours to the city to see a patent attorney is a major movement order that would have taken weeks to organise. I love that after my initial phone contact we spoke a couple of times on Skype and confirmed all phone/ skype contact with emails. Kudos to Fidel for his own innovative thinking, and I applaud him for not sitting in the traffic for 3 hours a day, instead spending that time with his family.
And did I mention the cost, brilliant, I will be back.
I saw your ad and rang you, I was going on the sound of your voice and your clarity in explaining what to do and how it works. So I made up my mind to use your company PROTECTMYIDEA. I was surprised at how quick and to the point the information given to me about my idea. The courtesy was top notch and he is very helpful and articulate.
The details in every aspect he can think of. He covered all bases and he has patience in listening to your needs. If you are new in the business, he is as good man to deal with because of his quick thinking and knowledge. If you lack any knowledge of how to protect your idea, call him, he will guide you and also work with you with great patience. Fidel thank you so much for your help and your honesty.
Thank you I will use your company PROTECT MY IDEA again.
If you are seeking assistance with patenting your ideas or just need some help with your IP needs, I don’t believe you could find a more dedicated individual than Fidel at Protectmyidea.com.au.
For me, I was facing a very time-sensitive deadline in which Fidel understood and took the time to make sure my idea was protected through his hard work and dedication (and working late in the night to finish ahead of the deadline).
I truly cannot say enough for his Herculean efforts.
Thank you Fidel for your help in making this happen and please feel free to use me as a reference in regards to the dedication to your clients as well as your ability to generate superior service with incredible value for money.
I contacted Fidel Dela Paz through the Protectmyidea website with regards to trademarks and a patent for a new internet concept. I found Fidel to be professional and very clear in explaining to me costs and processes.
After deciding to proceed with the patent, i found the process to be easy and the patent was filed quickly, within the timeframes discussed.
Fidel’s work exceeded my expectation with the level of content and complexity the patent included. He covered every angle and i am confident that my concept is well protected. I now plan to proceed with issuing my company trademarks through Protectmyidea.
I have already recommended “Protect my Idea” to a friend who was inquiring about IP protection for his idea.
I was impressed with Fidel’s ability to grasp an effective understanding of our invention and to ensure that our Intellectual Property rights were effectively protected by ensuring the scope of the patent application addressed all possible contingencies.
I would have no hesitation in recommending “Protect my Idea” to anyone seeking efficient, effective and professional assistance to protect their Intellectual Property rights.
Fidel has been of tremendous help, right from the start. I left a message on my first call and within no time he was returning my call and answering all of my questions.
We knew immediately to not waste time trying a large company who would pass us from person to person and signed up with Fidel.
We are now patent pending after an easy and well explained process and have no hesitation in recommending Fidel to anyone.
I found Fidel via Google. I rang and he answered the phone himself and was immediately available for a discussion. Within a few minutes I felt he was the person I would like to entrust with my patent application.
I could sense he was as professional as any IP lawyer at a top firm but that I didn’t have to pay for vast overheads. The process has been quick and Fidel has never not been available by phone or not returned an email promptly.
At 11.45 pm on a Sunday evening he sent me a document he had been working on for the previous few hours. The overall fee was a fraction of what I had anticipated but the quality as good as I had hoped for from a top firm.
I came across Mr Fidel Dela Paz of Protectmyidea while doing a google search on IP firms. My first impression of his website was that I have found a patent attorney of integrity and honesty. Here was someone that I felt I could trust and from the first phone call any doubt was quickly removed. In our initial conversation we discussed the different options of protection available to us which were a design registration, innovation or standard patent.
Fidel was very patient in explaining the benefits of each of those options and finally reassured us that the product that would offer most protection was the standard patent so we decided to proceed with filing a provisional application. Fidel submitted a flow chart of costs associated with filing the patent which is another example of his professionalism and integrity so that we knew exactly what we were up for and when.
Fidel was always contactable by phone and responded very quickly to any email requests. I have found Fidel to be eager and enthusiastic in assisting us in realising our goal. I highly recommend Fidel of Protect My Idea for anyone seeking Intellectual Property rights protection”
We asked Protect My Idea to take on 2 different briefs for our business – one to stop a competitor passing off our images, and the other to lodge a patent.
In the past, using other legal advice in the passing off problem, has been frustrating, expensive and useless. Fidel wrote one excellent letter to this competitor and our images were off their site within 24 hours!
In applying for the patent, the process was so easy. I expected to have to spend hours explaining, and further hours providing him with all kinds of documents. Fidel fully understood our manufacturing process and created a brilliant application.
Both of these briefs were completed in 2 weeks. I am so pleased to have found Protect My Idea. I happily recommend Fidel to others, and use his services again.
PO Box 5005
Empire Bay NSW 2257
0403 244 680