Patent & Trade Mark
Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel +61 2 8231 1067
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Andrea Ruhrmann – Senior Counsel
Andrea Ruhrmann is a senior counsel in the Sydney Engineering Group. With over 15 years’ experience in the patent profession, Andrea has extensive experience in patent applications, advice and opposition matters as well as design registration and advice.
Full Bio
Having worked across a wide variety of technologies, Andrea is renowned for achieving exceptional results for her clients, driving commercial solutions for complex technologies and providing advice in a clear and succinct manner to a broad range of clients. She also provides infringement and validity advice to her clients and, in recent times, she has provided patent litigation support in a successful Federal Court matter. Andrea particularly enjoys finding out about her client’s businesses and formulating an IP strategy to best meet her client’s needs.

A Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney specialising in mechanical engineering and registered designs, Andrea is also a Chartered UK and Qualified European Patent Attorney. Her knowledge and experience covers a wide variety of areas including oil and gas, medical devices, Internet of Things, mining equipment, aeronautical and automotive applications and components, renewable energy, gas turbine engines, ventilation and filtration devices, white goods and consumer products.  

She holds a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in fluid mechanics and a PhD in Ground Effect Aerodynamics from England’s Southampton University. Her PhD research involved designing and testing a wind tunnel test model in conjunction with the British American Formula 1 team.  

Education & Industry Expertise


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons I), University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, England
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aeronautical Engineering, Southampton University, England
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Qualified Patent Attorney
  • Registered Australian Patent Attorney
  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Medical devices
  • Internet of Things
  • Mining equipment
  • Aeronautial & automotive applications & components
  • Renewable energy
  • Gas Turbine engines
  • Ventilation & filtration devices
  • White goods
  • Consumer products

Industry Focus

  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining & Construction
  • CleanTech
  • Registered Designs