Many Australian patent attorney firms are now part of public companies.
Over the last couple years the patent attorney profession in Australia has taken a rather strange and unprecedented turn of events. Many practices have been bundled up and sold to corporate entities listed on the stock exchange. Interestingly, the individual practices retain their original trading names. For example, the practices which trade as Spruson & Ferguson, Griffith Hack, Fisher Adams Kelly, Callinans, Pizzeys and Cullens are owned by a single company called IPH LI