Mike Biagio

Mike Biagio - Intellectual Property Attorney

Mike Biagio is a principal of IP Guardian and has had previous experience in research and development and project engineering before becoming a patent attorney. Mike has been involved in specialist intellectual property law since 2001 in a variety of countries including South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and has more than 21 years of experience as a patent attorney in obtaining patents and designs around the world for his clients.

Mike has been a lecturer and regular mentor at UNSW, University of Wollongong, and University of Sydney for a number of years, and has advised start-ups at incubators/accelerators on intellectual property and ideation.

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Mike has a background in mechanical engineering although he has also specialised in software patents. Patent applications that Mike has drafted include the following technologies:

  • packaging;
  • consumer products;
  • mining and mining related;
  • mechanical devices;
  • robotics and electromechanical mechanisms;
  • fintech;
  • industrial processes;
  • naval/marine;
  • medical devices;
  • defence and weapons systems;
  • and many more.


Mike was also previously involved in IP Valuation, which gave him an eye for understanding the commercial aspects of intellectual property.

Mike has a wife and three teenage children, who love him despite him being “deadly boring and stuck in the eighties”.


  • Registered Australian Patent Attorney
  • Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney
  • Qualified South African Patent Attorney (not practising)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (UCT)
  • Bachelor of Laws (UNISA)
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (not practising)