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), a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), and a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).
Michelle was also recognised as a Rising Star in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) publication in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
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