Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
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.

 

 
One door to South East Asia
For a seamless service for filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications in South East Asia, click here.

 

John Landells

Partner

John Landells
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
Should defensive trade marks be part of your portfolio protection strategy?
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
05 May 2016
Joanne Martin makes MIP World Top 250 List
Joanne Martin name one of the world's top women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property
Joanne Martin name one of the world's top women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property
Prue Cowin

Patent Attorney

Prue Cowin

Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.

Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.

16 August 2016
Rachel Hooke on ATC16 Business Accelerator judging Panel
Partner Rachel Hooke and the judging panel have shortlisted thirty-eight of Australia's leading and innovative technology companies for the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 Business Accelerator.
Partner Rachel Hooke and the judging panel have shortlisted thirty-eight of Australia's leading and innovative technology companies for the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 Business Accelerator.
Episode IV: A New (or False) Hope for Diagnostic Method Claims? – New Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility from the USPTO
New guidelines issued from the USPTO provide some positive insight as to how claims to diagnostic methods will be examined for patent eligibility.
New guidelines issued from the USPTO provide some positive insight as to how claims to diagnostic methods will be examined for patent eligibility.