Michelle has a background in biomedical science and a master’s degree specialising in biomedical engineering. During her undergraduate study, Michelle completed an internship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research investigating colorectal cancer protein mutations in the Wnt signalling pathway. Her master’s project was completed with the Bionics Institute, focusing on automated processing of histological images to assess neuron viability. After completing her studies, Michelle held a position as a Biomedical Engineer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Michelle began her intellectual property (IP) career in 2014 as a Technical Assistant with POF. Michelle primarily practices as a Patent Attorney in the area of medical devices and technology. She also assists clients in protecting inventions in electrical engineering, ICT and software, life sciences and physics. Michelle is a member of POF’s Electronics, Physics and IT (EPIT) team and Medical Technology team.
Michelle provides client-focused and commercially minded IP services to a range of individuals, start-ups, SMEs, large and multinational organisations. She has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications to grant and providing patent infringement and validity advice, for a wide range of technologies from simple mechanical devices to complex electrical systems. Michelle also has experience in IP portfolio management and advising clients on IP strategy.