Martin Friedgut

Senior Associate / Patent Attorney Engineering & ICT Team

Martin Friedgut brings considerable international industry and R&D experience to his role, with solid expertise in the fields of RF, optical systems and microwaves, telecommunications and information technology, power electronics and electronics manufacture. Martin joined Spruson & Ferguson in 1997 from Telstra, Australia’s major telecommunications provider, where he was responsible for planning the introduction of broadband transmission and switching technology into the international network. Before that he acquired broad industry and R&D experience in Australia, South Africa and Israel.

Martin’s current practice includes patent drafting and prosecution, with particular focus on Australian, US and European applications, in a broad range of fields. These include telecommunications and computers, software, signal processing, medical imaging systems, bioinformatics, and business processes. He also has experience in oppositions before the Australian and New Zealand Patent Offices, and has prepared validity and infringement opinions in contentious matters. Martin is the author and co-author of several articles in scientific publications.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) - New York University

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies - University of Technology Sydney

  • Diploma in Business Management - Damelin College South Africa

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

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

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society (US)

  • Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society of the IEEE

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