Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Davies Collison Cave

Recognized since 2023

Melbourne, Australia

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law

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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’s professional activities include drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing patent infringement and validity advice, conducting patent oppositions, filing and prosecuting patent term extensions and providing strategic patenting advice.

Michael is the Immediate Past 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 President for the last two years. During his 20 years as a member of council he has served a number of roles including Vice President from 2015 to 2019, convenor of the International Patents Committee from 2001 to 2009 and convenor of the Patents Legislation Committee from 2009 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.

Contact & Links
  • Level 15
    1 Nicholson Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2025 for work in:
  • Intellectual Property Law
Special Focus:
  • Patents


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