Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
We are
Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
Offices in
Thanks to many years of global experience, FB Rice has a network of trusted advisors in most key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

For specific information on our Asia Pacific capability, click here.
Connie Merlino

Partner

Connie Merlino
“With its strategic geographical position, Australia is the fifth largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market and is ranked second in Asia Pacific in terms of protection of intellectual property rights. FB Rice contributes to this success by working closely with pioneering ICT hubs such as Australia’s Federal ICT research centre of excellence NICTA and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to ensure their innovations are protected.”
“With its strategic geographical position, Australia is the fifth largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market and is ranked second in Asia Pacific in terms of protection of intellectual property rights. FB Rice contributes to this success by working closely with pioneering ICT hubs such as Australia’s Federal ICT research centre of excellence NICTA and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to ensure their innovations are protected.”
Trans-Pacific Partnership: The monster out of the cupboard
Australia is now a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the large amount of negative publicity it initially received. Joanne Martin, FB Rice, explores the effects of the TPP from the perspective of Intellectual Property Law, and for the country more generally.
Australia is now a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the large amount of negative publicity it initially received. Joanne Martin, FB Rice, explores the effects of the TPP from the perspective of Intellectual Property Law, and for the country more generally.
02 February 2016
FB Rice adds new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
Charles Berman

Partner

Charles Berman

Inspired by the journey an invention takes from inspiration to commercially viable product, Charles combined his engineering training with his interest in law and became a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney. As a Partner of FB Rice, Charles is the head of our Mining & Construction team and a member of our Medical Technology, CleanTech, Oil & Gas, and Registered Designs teams.

Inspired by the journey an invention takes from inspiration to commercially viable product, Charles combined his engineering training with his interest in law and became a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney. As a Partner of FB Rice, Charles is the head of our Mining & Construction team and a member of our Medical Technology, CleanTech, Oil & Gas, and Registered Designs teams.

04 February 2016
FB Rice Managing IP Global Awards 2016 Finalist
FB Rice is very excited to be a finalist in Australian Prosecution category of the annual Managing IP Global Awards for the third year running. These awards recognise outstanding firms throughout the world for their work over the past twelve months.
FB Rice is very excited to be a finalist in Australian Prosecution category of the annual Managing IP Global Awards for the third year running. These awards recognise outstanding firms throughout the world for their work over the past twelve months.
IP or a New TV? A Smarter Use of the Small Business Tax Rebate
Small businesses now have a rare opportunity to invest in the protection of their intellectual property, acquire valuable business assets, and take advantage of an immediate tax deduction.
Small businesses now have a rare opportunity to invest in the protection of their intellectual property, acquire valuable business assets, and take advantage of an immediate tax deduction.