Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Ross McFarlane, Partner Ross McFarlane, Partner
Office location
Melbourne
Service locations
Melbourne
Geelong
Department
Electronics, Physics and IT
Service areas
Patents
Expertise
Commercialisation
Electrical engineering
ICT and Software
Physics
Specialities
Business methods
Communications
Electromechanical control fields
Electronics
Fibre optics
Information technology infringement
Sensors
Software
Solar technology
Statistics
Wireless communications
Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons),University of Melbourne, 1983
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, 1998
Direct telephone
+613 9622 2212
Facsimile
+613 9614 1867
Email
ross.mcfarlane@pof.com.au
Year joined
2006
Year qualified
1998
Memberships
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Asian Patent Attorney Association

About Ross

Ross has considerable experience in patent drafting, infringement and opposition work in both Australia and New Zealand. He specialises in patenting all aspects of electronics, communications, software, control and security systems, information technology, optics and microelectromechanical structures in a wide variety of industries.

Ross began his professional career with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) in 1987 as a Technical Assistant. In 1991, he moved to Europe where he worked with The Swatch Group in Switzerland as an in-house patent attorney.

Ross re-joined POF in 2006 as a Partner of the firm. He has been identified in the ALB Intellectual Property Law Guide (March 2009) for his technology expertise.