Michelle Lee

Registered Patent Attorney
registered trade mark attorney

Michelle Lee is a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney. She holds a Bachelor of Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering with Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Intellectual Property from the University of Technology Sydney.

Michelle’s practice focuses on working with local and international clients in the protection and management of their patent, design, and trade mark rights. Michelle specialises in mechanical patents and designs, and her practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent and design applications, providing advice in relation to the patentability of new products and processes, infringement and validity issues, contentious matters, and devising IP strategies. Michelle’s experience encompasses a wide range of industries including medical devices, nuclear technology, automotive, agriculture, building and construction, manufacturing and packaging processes, home appliances, and consumer products.

Michelle’s practice also involves strategically advising on local and international trade mark portfolio management, along with brand creation strategies, clearance advice, filing, prosecution, and enforcement strategies.

Prior to entering the IP profession, Michelle was a medical engineering consultant specialising in the development of implantable medical devices for both local and international clients. She was responsible for the early development of medical devices, including research and design, through to the late stages of prototyping, testing, validation, and marketing. She gained extensive experience across a range of medical devices including artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, implantable stimulators and electrodes, cochlear implants, stents, catheters, surgical tools, surgical implants, and hospital equipment. Michelle has also worked in the field of fluid mechanics, where she was responsible for developing and testing intravenous flow control devices in consultation with medical professionals in the hospital environment.

Michelle also volunteers for the Northern Sydney Local Health District and assists with patient recovery in neurosurgery wards. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys going on nature walks, jamming a fun tune on the piano, or listening to pub quiz and history podcasts, and can be found on a bouldering wall on most days.

Michelle is a fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), and a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Michelle was also recognised as a Rising Star in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) publication in 2019, 2020, and 2021.



Contact Michelle

phone +61 2 7208 9500

phone msl@glmr.law



Insights from the Team

IP Stars Ranking for Trade Marks

by | May 21, 2024 | Firm News | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce that GLMR has been ranked by IP STARS as a notable firm for Trade Mark Prosecution.  Our amazing Trade Marks Team has been working tirelessly...

2023 Award Season Wrap-up

by | Jan 12, 2024 | Firm News | 0 Comments

It has been a busy year, and the excellence of our IP team in Australia and New Zealand has been recognised by a gamut of organisations. We're proud of these wins and...

Design Law Updates and the Effective Use of Design Patents

by | Jul 3, 2023 | Designs | 0 Comments

GLMR and Kilpatrick Townsend jointly presented a webinar entitled Design Law Updates and the Effective Use of Design Patents. The webinar was presented by Michelle Lee,...

GLMR congratulates David Bayliss and Edward Quinn

by | Apr 4, 2023 | Firm News | 0 Comments

While significant milestones are achieved in a fast-growing firm with a rapid frequency, it is important to recognise achievements in personal and team development....

NZ Computer Implemented Inventions

New Zealand Patent Office finds computer implemented invention patentable

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Patents | 0 Comments

In a recent hearing decision, IsoLynx, LLC [2022] NZIPOPAT 16, the New Zealand Patent Office (IPONZ) has confirmed that certain computer implemented inventions are...

Australian patentable subject matter test after Aristocrat

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Patents | 0 Comments

In a recent hearing decision, the Australian Patent Office has provided insight into the application of the patentable subject matter test, post the High Court’s split...

Aristocrat rolls snake eyes, but there is a silver lining

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Patents | 0 Comments

In an unusual result, the High Court of Australia has returned an equally divided decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2022]...

GLMR Supports Startup Ecosystem

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Firm News | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce our continued sponsorship of the UTS Startups Awards in 2022, with a cash prize of $1000 together with an IP audit valued at $1000. The...

GLMR is Growing

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Firm News | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce the addition of five sought-after Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to the GLMR Intellectual Property family. Expanding the Family...