Paul Massey

Principal / Patent Attorney Engineering & ICT Team

Paul Massey practises predominantly in the fields of electrical/computer engineering and business methods. As a patent attorney, Paul has had 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, control systems, and Internet business methods.

Paul also brings considerable industry experience to his practice. Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson in 1997, Paul 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 has been 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 a recent article on ‘The Limitations of Expert Evidence in Patent Proceedings’ published by Find Law Australia. Paul is also an active member of the Institution of Engineers Australia. Paul was appointed a principal of Spruson & Ferguson in 2003.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) (Hons) - University of Wollongong

  • Master of Laws - University of London

  • Master of Legal Studies (IP Law) - University of Technology Sydney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

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