Rodney Dabboussy

Senior Associate
Patents: Engineering & ICT, Designs
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Overview

Rodney is a highly experienced patent attorney in the mechanical engineering field. His specialist expertise leverages his engineering background in special purpose machine design, heating ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and manufacturing process improvement.

Rodney has 20 years’ experience in intellectual property both in a commercial context and as a patent attorney at Spruson & Ferguson.

He has a particular interest in transport and automotive engineering, with specific commercial experience in an automotive innovation firm and additional experience in special purpose machines and high-speed manufacturing. He enjoys working with diverse areas of technology ranging from heaving mining, building and construction through to diagnostic technology and medical devices and generally everything in between.

Rodney specialises in all areas of patents and designs including prosecution, drafting, oppositions, clearance searching, re-examination and freedom to operate searching in both Australia and New Zealand. He also has extensive experience in Australian and New Zealand in design law and practice.

Rodney works with some of the largest and most welcome known companies in the world and is respected for his down to earth approach and his pragmatic and strategic view on developing and maintaining intellectual property rights.

The quality of his work is valued by his clients across the region and globally.

Rodney is a fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, and a member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).


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Australian Designs – Draft Bill now released
Following on from our article of 14 May 2020, Australian Designs – Changes on the Way, we advise that the Australian Designs Exposure Draft Bill, Regulations, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and Explanatory Statement have now been...
Following on from our article of 14 May 2020, Australian Designs – Changes on the Way, we advise that the...
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Australian Designs – Changes on the way
IP Australia has now released its proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) to improve the Australian designs system. For background, in 2012 ACIP...
IP Australia has now released its proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP)...
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