Michael Buck

Australia and New Zealand

Principal, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

michael-buckMichael Buck has been a registered Australian patent and trade mark attorney since 1998. He holds degrees in Engineering (Electrical) and Arts (Philosophy & Mathematics) from The University of Queensland and a Masters of Legal Studies (IP) from the University of Technology Sydney.


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. Subsequently he undertook studies for registration as a patent and trade mark attorney during three years of employment with Watermark patent and trade mark attorneys in their Sydney office.


Michael is one of a very small number of Australian patent attorneys to have passed all of the final Patent Attorney Standards Board admission examinations simultaneously and on first attempt.


From 2001 to 2008, Michael was a partner of the Brisbane firm of Eagar & Buck.


Michael’s clients enjoy the benefit of his experience, gained from serving a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to University commercialization departments and multinational corporations.

Example Patents originally drafted by Michael:

 US 10,575,751 – Method and apparatus for determining sleep states
 US 10,566,875 – Hydrokinetic power generator
 US 10,180,397 – Laser system for imaging and materials analysis
 US 10,177,549 – Interconnection and insulation module for busbars
 US 10,098,569 – Method and Apparatus for Processing Patient Sounds
 US 9,863,164 – Awning Arm for a Camper Trailer
 US 9,844,842 – Scaffolding Clip and Applicator
 US 9,842,425 – System and Method for Rendering Three-Dimensional Scenes
 US 9,670,642 – Coupler for Coupling Attachments to Excavation Machines
 US 8,880,207 – Multi-Parametric Analysis of Snore Sounds for the Community Screening of Sleep Apnea with Non-Gaussianity Index
 US 8,636,312 – Lifting hook with backstop
 US 8,480,145 – Vertical bore coil lifting apparatus
 US 8,194,875 – Communication Apparatus and Helmet
 US 8,009,094 – Method for Producing Wavefronts at a Desired Angle
 US 7,876,838 – Low Complexity Multi-Channel Modulation Method and Apparatus
 US 7,831,527 – Feature Reduction Method of Decision Machines
 US 7,702,898 – Method for Authenticating and Verifying SMS Communications
 US 6,839,193 – Method and Apparatus for Determining Read-to-Write Head Offset of a Disk Drive
 US 6,377,075 – High Voltage Protection Circuit on Standard CMOS Process
 US 6,205,360 – Apparatus and Method for Automatically Determining Stimulation Parameters
 WO2018032061 – An Improved Alarm Operator Assist Method and Assembly
 WO2015024058 – A Laser System for Imaging and Materials Analysis
 WO2010/0786291 – A System for Real Time Near-Duplicate Video Detection














Managing IP – IPSTARS
Rating: Patent star 2020/21
Jurisdictions: Australia



B.A. (Maths, Phil) Univ. Qld

B.Eng. (Elec) Univ. Qld

Master of Legal Studies(IP) UTS

Regd Patent Attorney AU

Regd Trademark Attorney AU

Regd Patent Attorney NZ

Professional Associations

Licensing Executive Society ANZ

Member of Licensing Executive Society ANZ

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Member of the Australian Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

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Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys

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Member of Intellectual Property Society ANZ

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