Philip Gehrig

Principal / Patent Attorney Engineering & ICT Team

Philip Gehrig specialises in the field of mechanical engineering patents and registered designs. His experience and expertise spans a broad range of mechanical engineering technologies, including aeronautical and aerospace construction and components, medical devices and surgical instruments, prostheses and implants, mining and agricultural equipment, manufacturing processes and machinery, and consumer products.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He qualified and practiced as an Australian patent attorney and a New Zealand patent attorney in Melbourne before moving to Europe. For many years he worked in Germany, where he was a partner of a leading patent and trade mark attorney firm in Munich, and qualified as a German patent attorney (Patentanwalt) and European patent attorney.

Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), a member of the German Patentanwaltskammer, a member of FICPI and of AIPPI. He joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in May 2017.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Hons) – University of Melbourne

  • Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt)

  • European Patent Attorney

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

  • The German Patentanwaltskammer

  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)