Areas of Expertise
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 mechanical inventions. 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, temporary dwellings and building pods.
Medical and Neurological Devices
As someone deeply interested in the workings of the human body and mind, Michael also enjoys drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to medical inventions, including devices for implantation into bodies and brains, as well as 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, respiratory, and neurological device inventions given his background as a physiotherapist and anatomy lecturer, and education in psychology.
Computing and Communications Technologies
With the computer age upon us, Michael has more recently been predominantly involved in drafting and advising in respect of computing and communications technologies, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and networked systems of devices. The rise in inventions relating to these technologies has been a most welcome development given Michael’s interest in this space from an early age.
Outside of Work
In his spare time, Michael enjoys working out, staying up-to-date with US politics and the science of the universe, and watching horror movies.
- Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
- Registered Trade Marks Attorney
- Master of Industrial Property
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)