Rodney Dabboussy


IP Qualifications

Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney
Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Master of Industrial PropertyUniversity of Technology Sydney2003
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)University of New South Wales 1994
Mechanical Engineering Certificate Sydney Institute of Technology1988

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Patent AttorneySpruson and Ferguson/Shelston IP2004 - present
Intellectual Property OfficerBishop Innovation2001-2004
Mechanical Design EngineerDaytec Engineering1997-2001
Mechanical EngineerB.H.P. 1995-1996
Sales EngineerAir Climatisation Sales1989 - 1990


The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)Fellow
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)Member

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
PCT/IB2019/054509Air conditioner for a vehicle
PCT/AU2020/050614Wear liner
PCT/AU2021/050692A support leg
PCT/AU2006/000902A fluid coupling
PCT/AU2010/000859Rotor coupling
PCT/AU2015/000065A portable compression device
PCT/IB2017/051153Positive pressure vent for a vehicle
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Drafting filing and prosecuting patent applications in Australia, and most foreign jurisdictions.
  • Filing and prosecuting design applications and design patent applications, in Australia and most foreign jurisdictions.
  • Providing patentability and validity opinions.
  • Providing strategic advice on development, management, enforcement and defence of patent/design portfolios.
  • Substantive prosecution, certification, re-examinations, hearings, validity opinions, and attorney training with respect to patent/designs.
  • Providing advice on design portfolio management, and options for managing registered designs to maximize value.
  • Coordinating with external lawyers to enforce protection and removal of infringing products from marketplace. Coordinating destruction of infringing products.
  • Providing due diligence and IP audits.
  • Advising on licensing and other commercialisation issues.
  • Conducting novelty, name searching and watching services.
  • Internal systems development.


Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • General devices
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Defence

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