Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Biomedicine, University of Melbourne, 2011
Master of Engineering (Biomedical), University of Melbourne, 2013
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2015
Registered Trans-Tasman (Australian and New Zealand) Patent Attorney, 2017
Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne, 2017

Memberships

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (SMBE)
AusBiotech Ltd, AusMedtech
BioMelbourne Network
Convergence Science Network

Service location

Melbourne

Service areas

Patents

Expertise

Elec. Engineering
ICT & Software
Life Sciences
Medical Technology and Devices
Physics

Specialities

Biomaterials
Biomechanical systems
Biomedical engineering
Dialysis systems
Diagnostics
Digital signal processing
e-Health
Image processing
Laboratory devices
Laboratory workflow systems
Medical consumables
Medical devices
Medical imaging
Medical software
Medical treatment methods
Microfluidic technology
Orthopaedic and vascular implants
Patient fluid collection devices
Patient monitoring systems
Rehabilitation devices
Sensor technology
Surgical systems
Therapeutics