Spruson & Ferguson has hired a new of counsel to strengthen its Victorian practice.

Brett Connor joins the firm from FPA Patent Attorneys where he worked as a consultant. He focuses on patent matters in the chemical engineering, materials and mechanical areas and brings over 30 years’ experience in the patent profession.

Australian IP firms Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans and Cullens combined with Spruson & Ferguson last year to form a firm of more than 400 staff, including 152 IP professionals working across 10 primary offices in Australia and Asia.