Interface Legal Pty Ltd

Michael Smith
- Director, IP Lawyer

Michael Smith - Director, IP Lawyer


Michael has acted on behalf of clients in numerous IP actions before the Federal Court of Australia, including in relation to patents, designs, copyright, trade marks and consumer law.

In addition to working as a lawyer since 2008, he is dual qualified as a patent and trade marks attorney. His experience prosecuting IP rights for companies of all sizes means that he understands how IP is obtained and enforced all over the world.

Michael also has experience with a range of IP agreements including:

  • licensing agreements
  • confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • IP clauses of employment agreements
  • joint development agreements

His practice includes conducting IP audits and IP watches for clients to help them capture and commercialise their IP, as well as managing the risks of third party IP rights.

Michael works diligently to ensure that his clients get the most out of their IP and that legal arrangements are carefully matched to suit commercial objectives.


  • LLB
  • MIP
  • BSc
  • GDSci (Physics)
  • DML (French)
  • Member of LIV, LESANZ, IPTA and AIP