Michael Buck has been a registered Australian patent and trade mark attorney since 1998. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (1991) and Arts (philosophy & mathematics – 1987) from The University of Queensland and a Masters of Legal Studies (IP) from UTS.
After graduation Michael initially worked as a computer programmer on parametric CAD applications before taking a position with an electronic communications engineering company. In the period 1994 to 1996 Michael was sole patents officer with international medical electronics company, Cochlear Limited.Learn more
Jeremy Moller’s background is in engineering and mathematics. Jeremy completed degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Queensland University of Technology.
After university Jeremy worked with a Brisbane based engineering consultancy for a number of years. That time gave him invaluable practical experience in solving real world problems and understanding the requirements and constraints of people working in the fieldLearn more
David’s chemistry background is an excellent foundation for rapidly grasping issues associated with a wide range of innovations, enabling him to develop approaches to most efficiently protect them.
Prior to joining the IP profession, David worked for several leading brands including Dulux, where he spent three years as a Research and Development Chemist. This experience, along with his Commercialization studies at the Melbourne Business School has helped him provide clients with optimum outcomes.Learn more
Kellie Jukkola is a specialist trade mark practitioner and registered trade marks attorney. From preparing and lodging your trade mark application right through to registration, Kellie will put in place a strategy to ensure that your valuable brands and logos are comprehensively protected in Australia and overseas jurisdictions of significance to your business.
Apart from securing trade mark registrations, locally and internationally, Kellie also assists with non-use removal applications, trade mark oppositions and negotiations with the owners of conflicting trade marks.Learn more
Sarah has over 7 years’ experience practicing as an Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark attorney. Prior to joining MBIP, Sarah practiced at a Brisbane-based firm, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications through to grant, and provided strategic advice in relation to intellectual property matters, including advice in relation to patentability and infringement matters. Sarah has experience working with a variety of both foreign and local clients, as well as large and small clients.
Most recently, Sarah also spent 10 months working as a Patent Examiner at IP Australia.Learn more
Andy is a a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney. Andy is experienced in preparing patent applications in the fields of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, physics and general engineering.
In the course of his career, Andy has worked on a wide variety of patent matters. The work that he has been involved in ranges from traditional materials and chemical technologies in the mining and metallurgy industries to emerging fields such as nanotechnology and bio-medical devices for small enterprises, research institutes and universities.Learn more
Heather is a registered Australian and NZ patent attorney and a registered US patent agent, with over thirteen years of experience working in intellectual property.
During her career as a patent attorney Heather has worked with local inventors and small businesses to develop and maintain IP portfolios. This includes identifying patentable inventions, drafting and prosecuting specifications, and preparing cost benefit analyses in maintaining IP protection. She also has experience advising on novelty and infringement matters as well as prosecuting foreign patent applications in Australia.Learn more
Geraldine’s experience in the field of trade marks goes back to 2001. Over the years she has helped individuals and businesses protect their brands and logos both in Australia and around the world. Geraldine has been pivotal in helping overseas businesses secure trade mark registration in Australia and New Zealand and similarly she has helped many Queensland based brand owners obtain registrations for their trade marks in foreign markets.
Clients find Geraldine to be a highly professional, friendly and thoughtful provider of expert advice in the area of trade marks and intellectual property in general.Learn more
Brendan has been a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney since 1993. He holds qualifications in chemistry and biotechnology and is particularly focused on assisting clients in the areas of life sciences
After starting his IP career at the Australian Patent Office (now IP Australia) working as an Examiner of Patents, Brendan went on to work at Griffith Hack, where he later became Partner and was Partner in Charge of the Brisbane office for well over a decade. More recently Brendan has been working at Marks and Clerk, Singapore.Learn more
Pulari Thangavelu has experience, across three continents, in working at both academia and industry. She has worked at leading research institutions and biotechnology companies combining expertise from multiple disciplines to address challenging problems in medical science.
Prior to joining MBIP she was a Research Fellow at Cancer Therapeutics CRC, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery working on high-throughput screening for cancer drug discovery using cell-based assays.
Pulari is currently studying to become a registered Australian Patent Attorney.Learn more