David Griffith

Non-Executive Chairman

David Griffith is the Non-Executive Chairman of Spruson & Ferguson in Australia and Chairman of Spruson & Ferguson Asia.

David joined the firm in 1974, and was involved in all aspects of major patent and trade mark matters throughout his career. He was a Principal of the firm from 1981 and Managing Principal from 1999 to 2015.

David is a Past President and Emeritus Fellow of the Institute of Patent Attorneys of Australia; a member of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

David’s professional appointments include President of FICPI’s Contact Commission (1997 – 2012) and a member of the Council (1996 – 2012). He was an Australian delegate to the FICPI Executive Committee from 1983 to 1990. David is a Member of Honour of FICPI.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hons) - University of New South Wales

  • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) - Emeritus Fellow

  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI)

  • Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI)

  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)

  • The Licensing Executives Society (LES)

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