Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Principal | Patent Attorney
B.Sc.(Hons.)
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Michael is a patent attorney and principal of Davies Collison Cave where he heads up the firm’s organic chemistry/pharmaceutical group.

Michael is currently the President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA). Michael has been a member of the IPTA council since 2001, serving as Vice President for the previous four years. During his 18 years as a member of council he has served a number of roles including convenor of the International Patents Committee from 2001 to 2009 and convenor of the Patents Legislation Committee from 2010 to 2019. Michael is involved in overseeing the preparation of submissions to IP Australia and other Government bodies in relation to Australian patent law and practice on behalf of IPTA. He has also consulted extensively with IP Australia during his time on the IPTA council, particularly in his role as member of their Patents Consultation Group. Michael became Vice President of the Study & Work Commission (CET) of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) in 2019, and for the previous six years was the chair of the International Patents Group of the CET.


Awards

  • IAM Patent 1000 Guide:  Leading individual in Patent prosecution, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Managing Intellectual Property ‘IP Stars’: Ranked highly as an Australian ‘IP Star’, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Managing Intellectual Property World Survey and Global Awards: Leading individual for Patents, 2014
  • Asia IP Experts: Leading lawyer in Patents, 2015 and 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal: Australia: Recognised as a leading patents lawyer, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Global Health and Pharma – Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards: Best for Pharmaceutical Patent Law 2015 – Australia & Recognised Leader in Pharmaceutical IP Litigation
  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers: listed as a leading lawyer for Intellectual Property, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Memberships

  • President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Past Vice President, Member and former Convenor of Patents Legislation Committee and International Patents Committee of IPTA
  • Fellow of IPTA
  • Vice President, Study & Work Commission (CET) of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Past Chair of the International Patents Group of Study & Work Commission (CET-3) of FICPI
  • Member: Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member: IP Professional Forum of IP Australia
  • Past Member: Patents Consultation Group, IP Australia
  • Member: Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Member: The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Past Member: Client Liaison Board of IPONZ

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Organic Chemistry) (Hons.), University of Melbourne
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney (Australia)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand)

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