Our Electronics, Physics and IT (EPIT) team has a breadth of industry experience in assisting local and international clients to protect their intellectual property (IP). The team is diverse and is comprised of patent attorneys with qualifications in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, geomatics and computer science.

Whether you require assistance with drafting, protecting or exploiting developments, our team will work with you to ensure your IP strategy is in line with your business objectives.

The team has experience across a range of advanced technology fields, including:

  • Business methods
  • Computer science
  • Crystallography
  • Digital printing
  • eCommerce
  • Electromechanical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Financial systems
  • Games and systems
  • Hardware
  • Information technology
  • Internet technologies
  • Lasers
  • Multimedia
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Spectroscopy
  • Telecommunications
  • X-ray diffraction

To stay at the forefront of changes in this continuously evolving industry, the team is active in industry groups in both Australia and overseas, including Engineers Australia, The Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Victorian Society for Computers & the Law, and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Who to contact

BEng(Elec)(Hons) FIPTA

Ross began his professional career as a Technical Assistant with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) in 1987. In 1991, he moved to Europe where he worked with The Swatch Group in Switzerland as an in-house patent attorney. After returning to Australia in the late 90s, Ross worked as a patent and trademarks attorney before re-joining POF as a Partner in 2006.

To find out more, please contact

Ross at ross.mcfarlane@pof.com.au