Paul is a Principal and patent attorney of more than 25 years’ experience. He practises predominantly in the fields of electrical/computer engineering and has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia for a wide range of clients in the areas of computer software and hardware technologies, data and graphics processing, digital transmission systems, and control systems.
Paul also brings considerable industry experience to his practice. Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson in 1997, he worked for 11 years with the major resources company BHP, covering many facets of electrical and computer engineering. During his tenure with BHP, Paul was active in many research and capital projects including research into the effect of electro-magnetic transients on power systems and computer networks, as well as in the design and commissioning of process control installations within one of BHP’s largest Australian plants.
Paul is the author and co-author of a number of publications on intellectual property including the Australian chapter in the publication entitled “Patents 2004” published by the Global Competition Review, and an article on ‘The Limitations of Expert Evidence in Patent Proceedings’ published by Find Law Australia.
Paul has a Master of Laws from the University of London, a Master of Legal Studies (IP Law) from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons) from the University of Wollongong.