Legal Practitioner & Trade Marks Attorney
Specialist areas: Designs - Commercialisation, Enforcement | Patents - Biotechnology, Chemical, Commercialisation, Enforcement, Mechanical, Pharmaceuticals | Trade marks - Commercialisation, Enforcement
Michael is a patent lawyer and trade marks attorney in Australia, who is highly experienced in conducting dispute resolution and commercial transactions relating to most aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information and trade practices, particularly scientific claims. He has represented large international clients from the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, mining and manufacturing industries.
Michael has practised in intellectual property law since 1967. He is the past Executive President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and a member and past chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia's Business Law Section. He is widely published on intellectual property law in Australia and internationally.
Michael is admitted to the Supreme Courts of Victoria, NSW and Western Australia, and the High Court of Australia.
Michael’s interests include golf, sport generally, opera, music, art and theatre.