Senior Patent Attorney


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney (Australia)
  • Master of Industrial Property


Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association


Principal Areas of Practice:

Patents and Registered Designs

Skills in a nutshell:

  • Preparing and filing patent and design applications
  • Prosecuting applications through to grant, including reviewing prior patents or designs and overcoming examiner objections to registrability
  • Advising on issues of infringement, validity and registrability of patents and designs
  • Conducting searches for similar inventions and designs
  • Enforcing patent and design rights against infringers
  • Responding to allegations of infringement made by other rights holders

Medical and neurological devices

As someone deeply interested in the workings of the human body and mind, Michael greatly enjoys drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to medical inventions, including devices for implantation into bodies and brains, and external equipment, devices and aids for the assessment and treatment of humans and other animals. Amongst patent attorney professionals, Michael has a unique insight into orthopaedic and neurological device inventions given his background as a physiotherapist and anatomy lecturer, and education in psychology.

Mechanical machines and tools

Since his registration as a patent attorney in 2007, Michael has overseen the drafting and prosecution of patient applications relating to a wide range of inventions for mechanical devices and machines. Examples include patents for mining equipment, agricultural equipment, security devices, animal tags, road vehicles, trailers, fifth wheels, building bricks, wall panels, shower bases and enclosures, construction platforms, safety barriers, roof support structures, high-rise mounted cranes, transport containers, modular building units, water conservation systems, sewerage systems, and temporary dwellings and building pods.

Information technology

Inventions relating to developments in information technology are becoming increasingly common in the global digital age and Michael is keen to continue servicing clients for computer implemented and network related inventions in this interesting and exciting field. Michael is currently furthering his IT expertise by undertaking certification training for network technicians relating to the installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting of routed and switched networks. Additionally, Michael is undertaking certification training for service technicians relating to the configuration and maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

Outside of work

In his spare time, Michael enjoys Pilates, staying up-to-date with US politics and the science of the universe, and churning out TV series, preferably with a paranormal twist.


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EKM is passionate about supporting Australian innovations and products. Innovation and competitive Australian manufacture are key to the success of an economically strong Australia moving forward. The Australian Made Campaign is all about supporting local jobs and the economy and as a result, consumers also benefitting from high quality Australian made or grown produce.

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