Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
Level 14, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA
Tel +61 3 8618 4176
Fax +61 3 8618 4199
Michael Chin Quan – Senior Associate
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Michael Chin Quan is a senior Patent Attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Monash university and a Masters of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Melbourne.

 
 
Full Bio
 
 
 

Michael Chin Quan is a senior Patent Attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team and holds a Batchelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Monash university and a Masters of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Melbourne.

With over 35 years’ experience working in many technical areas for Australian and overseas clients, Michael not only has developed extensive networks in the Asian region but has been involved with preparation, filing and subsequent prosecution of patent applications covering developments from various engineering and medical device departments.

Michael has extensive experience with the patent process and has been involved in advising on intellectual property services including; drafting patent specifications and prosecution of patent, trademark and design applications in Australia as well as in other countries including the United States, Europe, Japan and China. When representing Australian and overseas clients his core technical area expertise includes but is not limited to automotive fuel injection and emission control systems, vehicle suspension systems, advanced composite production processes, microengineering, microfluidics, flexible solar collector and medical devices areas.

As a Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, and a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, Michael has a wealth of experience in assisting Australian and overseas clients in obtaining intellectual property protection here in Australia and overseas.

 
 
Education & Industry Expertise
 
 
 

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Monash University
  • Masters of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Melbourne.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Mining and Construction
  • Mechanical and electromechanical devices
  • Cleantech

Advisory Areas

  • Patent specification drafting and filing
  • Prosecution of patent applications in Australia and internationally
  • Freedom-to-operate and patentability advice
  • Intellectual property portfolio management
  • Prior art review and assessment
 
 
Professional Affiliations
 
 
 
  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)