Australia and New Zealand
Principal, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
Michael 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 6,205,360 – Apparatus and Method for Automatically Determining Stimulation Parameters
US 6,377,075 – High Voltage Protection Circuit on Standard CMOS Process
US 7,831,527 – Feature Reduction Method of Decision Machines
US 6,839,193 – Method and Apparatus for Determining Read-to-Write Head Offset of a Disk Drive
US 7,876,838 – Low Complexity Multi-Channel Modulation Method and Apparatus
US 8,009,094 – Method for Producing Wavefronts at a Desired Angle
US 8,880,207 – Multi-Parametric Analysis of Snore Sounds for the Community Screening of Sleep Apnea with Non-Gaussianity Index
WO2010/0786291: A System for Real Time Near-Duplicate Video Detection
WO2015024058 – A Laser System for Imaging and Materials Analysis
US 9,842,425 – System and Method for Rendering Three-Dimensional Scenes
US 10,098,569 – Method and Apparatus for Processing Patient Sounds
WO2018032061 – An Improved Alarm Operator Assist Method and Assembly
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
Member of Licensing Executive Society ANZ
Member of the Australian Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys
Member of Intellectual Property Society ANZ